BOSTON — After Domingo German flirted with historical past, the Yankees went up in flames once more in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park, because the Yankees proceed to discover methods to high themselves with crushing losses.
Following an exciting comeback win Saturday, German took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, with the Yankees seemingly forward comfortably by 4 runs.
But after Alex Verdugo’s leadoff double to proper ended German’s outing, Jonathan Loaisiga allowed all 4 batters he confronted to attain and left with runners on second and third and nobody out.
Zack Britton entered to face pinch-hitter Kevin Plawecki.
With the infield in, Plawecki grounded out slowly to quick, permitting Franchy Cordero to rating the tying run and Kiké Hernandez to transfer to third.
Xander Bogaerts, once more with the infield in, hit a sacrifice fly to proper to rating Hernandez with the go-ahead run.
Giancarlo Stanton singled with two outs in the ninth off Matt Barnes and pinch-runner Tyler Wade stole second earlier than Rougned Odor popped out to finish it.
The collapse meant the Yankees misplaced three of 4 in the sequence and fell again to 9 video games behind Boston in the AL East.
The consequence appeared exhausting to think about given how nicely German pitched.
He gave up only a stroll and struck out 10 earlier than Verdugo’s double, with the Red Sox overmatched for a lot of the day.
And once more, the Yankees’ offense was unable to tack on extra runs after they had the prospect.
The Yankees wasted a leadoff double by DJ LeMahieu in the primary, with Stanton and Odor putting out and Gary Sanchez lining out to left.
They broke by means of in the third, as Greg Allen walked with one out and Stanton drew a two-out stroll. Odor then flared a single to middle to rating Allen for the sport’s first run. Sanchez whiffed to finish the inning.
German retired the primary six batters he confronted earlier than a leadoff stroll to Hunter Renfroe in the underside of the third.
Gleyber Torres began the fourth with a double to left, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Gardner and scored on a single off the Green Monster by Gio Urshela to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
As German cruised, Odor continued to harm Boston pitching, hitting his twelfth homer to lead off the sixth to make it 3-0.
Yacksel Rios changed lefty Martin Perez to begin the seventh and the Yankees loaded the bases with one out earlier than the Red Sox went to lefty Josh Taylor to face Stanton, who whiffed once more as his woes towards Boston continued. Odor flied to proper and the Yankees failed to pad their lead.
German retired 12 straight batters following that third-inning stroll to Renfroe earlier than Bogaerts reached on a handed ball, when Sanchez let a 3rd strike get by him with one out in the seventh.
German then fanned Devers.
J.D. Martinez got here up and lined an 0-2 pitch down the left-field line that went simply foul earlier than putting out swinging on German’s ninetieth pitch of the afternoon — 9 wanting his season-high. He hadn’t thrown greater than 72 pitches in a recreation since June 19.
Sanchez tripled for the second time in his profession to lead off the eighth and Torres drove him in with a single up the center. Torres then swiped his fourth bag in three video games.
Torres was picked off second base and the Yankees didn’t rating once more in the inning.
Verdugo led off the underside of the inning by drilling a line drive over Allen in proper. Allen initially got here in on the ball after which received circled, however it will have been a tricky play regardless.
Aaron Boone instantly went to Loaisiga, who gave up an RBI double to Renfroe for the Red Sox’ first run.
Christian Vazquez adopted with a bloop hit to middle to drive in Renfroe and reduce the Yankees’ lead to 4-2.
Franchy Cordero adopted with a line shot up the center earlier than pitching coach Matt Blake went to the mound as Britton warmed in the bullpen. Hernandez belted a double to left to get the Red Sox to inside a run.