A close game tonight, neither side getting much of a lead.
Top of the first Boston gets their first run in the first inning all season. A two run home run by Xander Bogaerts to open the game. Bottom of the inning Aaron Judge hits a single, the ball dropped by Boston. Bases loaded after two batters are walked and two outs. Luke Voit strikes out to end the Yankees threat.
The bottom of the second would reverse their fortunes with Judge hitting a massive 418 three run homer to the second deck in left field to put the Yankees up 3-2. He has now homered in five straight games.
Judgey made that bat crack, he don't need no applause
He smashin' like go yard. pic.twitter.com/SNTfNvzcRE
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 3, 2020
We go to the third inning. The Red Sox get a runner on second via a ground rule double that bounces between Aaron Hicks and Judge.Rafeael Devers would reach base, scoring Kevin Pillar. Bogaerts would single on a fielding error by Miguel Andujar, allowing Devers to score. A slow roller to Judge would score yet another for Boston, putting them up 5-3. But the Yankees would keep fighting. Gary Sanchez would hit a double, allowing Giancarlo Stanton to score, and Sanchez would touch home plate on a double by Gio Urshela.
Moving to the fifth, Bogaerts his another home run, this one landing in the visitors bullpen. But Voit would answer with a shot of his own.
Boston would score again in the top of the seventh after two quick outs on a home run by Devers.
Yankees would answer in the eighth with Judge hitting another home run to the left field bleachers. The 468 foot shot would put New York on top 9-7.
Zack Britton would close it out for the Bronx Bombers, securing the sweep of the Red Sox.
Yankees stay atop the standing with seven wins and one loss.
New York will host the Phillies in a make up game 8/3 while Boston will play the Rays in Tampa 8/4.