Red Sox Sweep Yankees August 2018
Red Sox sweep the Yankees in a four game sweep that ended in the wee hours of this morning. Since this was the fourth meeting between the two teams; and both teams have the best record in the MLB, I expected to see an exciting series.
Red Sox v New York Yankees
In the first place, the rivalry was renewed between these two teams earlier in the season. In their second meeting, Tyler Austin slid into Brock Holt. To read more about this, check out our American League East MLB post. With the Yankees having a 5 -4 advantage before heading into this series; I was excited to see this series play out after the MLB Trade Deadline. Be sure to check out our most recent MLB Latest Trade Acquisitions 2018 post to see what both teams did at the deadline.
Red Sox Sweep New York Yankees
When this series started on Thursday, the Yankees scored the first four runs of the game. Although it looked like the Yankees were in command, this quickly changed as the Sox scored 8 runs in the fourth inning. And the Sox went on to win the game with a final score of 15 – 7.
For Game 2, Rick Porcello pitched a gem. He pitched a complete game and only gave up one hit which was a home run. The score was 4 – 1. In my opinion, Game 3 was a little bit closer when the Sox closer loaded the bases in the 9th inning, but the Sox hung on to win the game 4 – 1.
So before they Sox v Yankees matched up for the final game of the series, I thought this could be the game the Yankees would win. Since the Yankees seem to have David Price’s number, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However that wasn’t the case last night. First and foremost, both Tanaka and Price pitched well with the first run of the game coming from a home run hit by Mookie Betts.
When Price came out of the game and was replaced by Heath Hembree, the game shifted. And again, I thought the Yankees were going to salvage a win. At that point, the Yankees were leading with a score of 4 – 1. However in the 9th inning, the Sox tied the game. Onto extra inning and the Sox won in the bottom of the 10th inning by a single by Andrew Benintendi.
In summary, the Sox sweep left some question marks for the Yankees team. Now, the Sox have a commanding 9 1/2 game lead on the American League East.
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