BOSTON — There was an abomination of a baseball recreation held Friday at Fenway Park that includes poor pitching, a number of accidents and fielders wanting fully misplaced on routine performs. There was additionally the annual New York-Boston media recreation, held hours earlier.
The Yankees jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look again as they beat the Purple Sox, 12-5, in a 3-hour, 51-minute affair Friday night time. New York tagged Sox starter Connor Seabold for seven runs on 9 hits earlier than he left with an damage within the fourth inning; the Yankees beat the Purple Sox for the fourth time in 5 tries this season.
Going through a rookie starter for the second straight night time, the Yankees as soon as once more hit the bottom operating within the first. Gleyber Torres opened the scoring with an RBI single, then Josh Donaldson’s second homer in as many nights — a three-run blast — made it 4-0. Christian Vázquez minimize the lead in half with a two-run double off starter Nestor Cortes within the backside of the primary.
From there, it received worse for Seabold. He allowed runs in every of the subsequent three innings and left with the Purple Sox trailing, 7-2. Maybe probably the most notable of the night time got here with one out within the third, when Joey Gallo hit a excessive, deep fly ball to proper subject that Christian Arroyo fully misplaced. As Arroyo prolonged his arms out as to ask the place the ball was, it fell nowhere near the place he was standing and allowed two runs to attain. Gallo was thrown out at residence however given a triple.
Matt Carpenter’s ninth residence run of the 12 months made it 8-2 within the fourth. Donaldson scored on a Vázquez throwing error later that inning to place the Yankees up seven. Then, the Purple Sox got here again to life a bit as Trevor Story and Bobby Dalbec every launched solo homers off Cortes within the fourth. Vázquez got here up with the bases loaded (and an opportunity to get the Purple Sox again within the recreation) however struck out.
Xander Bogaerts plated a run on a groundout within the sixth to make it 9-5. Then, the Purple Sox had an opportunity to tie it when Story got here up with the bases loaded. However he popped out to fourth, and New York tacked on runs within the seventh (Marwin Gonzalez sacrifice bunt), eighth (Torres RBI double) and ninth (Isiah Kiner-Falefa stroll).
Seabold took the loss as his ERA ballooned to 11.91 in three begins this 12 months. Proper-hander Michael Feliz, who was known as up Thursday, pitched admirably in aid, holding New York to 2 runs (one earned) whereas hanging out 4 in 3 ⅓ innings. The Purple Sox designated him for project after the sport, in keeping with a supply, probably as a result of they needed a contemporary bullpen arm for Saturday.
The Purple Sox, who’ve misplaced 4 in a row and eight of 11 video games, fell to 45-39. They now path the Yankees by 16 video games within the American League East standings.
Seabold, Devers each depart with accidents
Seabold left within the fourth inning with proper forearm extensor tightness, in keeping with the workforce. Rafael Devers left within the fifth with low again ache. Devers is day-to-day and unlikely to play Saturday night time; Seabold stated he wasn’t too involved about his arm however will probably bear testing. He felt the ache on a slider he threw in his ultimate inning.
Refsnyder has 4 hits as Purple Sox get to Cortes
There have been some shiny spots within the lopsided loss. Rob Refsnyder (4-for-5, 2B, 2 R) had a four-hit recreation, which was the second of his profession. The Purple Sox had 13 hits — together with eight off Cortes, who entered with a minuscule 0.953 WHIP. Martinez and Vázquez every had three hits.
Bradley Jr. pitches, strikes out LeMahieu
Low on pitching, the Purple Sox turned to outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to pitch the ninth. The outing was full of highs and lows. Bradley — making his first-ever look on the mound — walked three and allowed a run whereas hanging out D.J. LeMahieu for the second out. He reached 92 mph on the radar gun and threw 30 pitches (13 strikes).
Sox will attempt to bounce again Saturday
Righty Kutter Crawford (2-2, 5.04 ERA) will begin Saturday night time for the Purple Sox. The Yankees will begin lefty Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.19 ERA) within the third recreation of a four-game set. First pitch is about for 7:15 p.m. ET with the sport scheduled to air on FOX.
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