The Boston Red Sox clinched the first game of the regular-season series against the New York Yankees by winning 5-2 on Friday in a game in which Nathan Eovaldi recorded his seventh win of the 2021 season. MLB.
With the victory, the troops led by Alex Cora improved their record to 34-23, which keeps them in second place in the East Division of the American League. The Yankees fell to 31-27 and trailed 3.5 games behind their bitter rivals in third place.
Day: Saturday June 5.
Hour: 7:15 pm (Eastern Time of the United States).
Place: Yankee Stadium, Nueva York.
TV/Live Stream: FOX.
Team record: Red Sox 34-23 / Yankees 31-27
The Red Sox finalized the trade that sent Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals on Friday in which they got 3 prospects. Additionally, the transaction included a New York Mets player. In this way, pitchers Luis De La Rosa and Grant Gambrell will be part of the red-legged organization along with outfielder Freddy Valdez.
This Saturday’s starter for the Yankees, Jameson Taillon, has not had a good start to the season. However, the story could change given the record he has in his most recent start against Boston. The last time the right-hander faced the Fenway Park owners was in 2017, when he shut them out for 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 6 enemies, according to MLB.com.
New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu (1B), Giancarlo Stanton (BD), Aaron Judge (RF), Gio Urshela (3B), Gleyber Torres (SS), Clint Frazier (LF), Kyle Higashioka (C), Tyler Wade (2B), Brett Gardner (CF).
Boston Red Sox: Danny Santana (CF), Alex Verdugo (LF), J.D. Martinez (BD), Xander Bogaerts (SS), Rafael Devers (3B), Marwin González (1B), Christian Vázquez (C), Hunter Renfroe (RF), Christian Arroyo (2B).