Five things to know from Sunday’s game
1. A 3-1 lead in the seventh inning vanished when LHP Lucas Luetge surrendered a two-run home run to Marwin Gonzalez, tying the game up. The following frame, LHP Wandy Peralta allowed what was ruled as a leadoff double to right by Christian Arroyo — 2B DJ LeMahieu misplayed an in-between fly ball that RF Clint Frazier did not call off — and scored after Alex Verdugo‘s right-side fielder’s choice and Xander Bogaerts‘ deep-center sacrifice fly put the Red Sox ahead 4-3.
2. The Yankees notched nine hits, but an inability to cash in limited New York. The lineup left a total of 23 runners on base, including four apiece from SS Gleyber Torres and 1B Chris Gittens. C Gary Sanchez and RF Aaron Judge gave the Yankees an early boost with RBI knocks, but New York subsequently went quiet.
Sanchez’s first-inning double down the left-field line brought home a pair of runs in Judge and Torres. In the fourth inning, Judge’s bases-loaded fielder’s choice up the middle scored LF Miguel Andujar and put the Yankees up 3-1. Sanchez and Judge recorded two hits apiece.
3. RHP Domingo German gave up a first-inning solo shot to Verdugo but ultimately settled in. Over the course of 5 2/3 innings, German (4-3, 3.12 ERA) yielded one run on three hits while striking out three and walking two on 84 pitches (57 strikes).
4. LHP Aroldis Chapman allowed a hit in the ninth but got out of the inning unscathed, closing and giving the Yankees a chance entering the bottom half. Judge worked a one-out walk after LeMahieu’s groundout to second and scored from first on Torres’ double down the left-field line, tying the game at 4-4.
3B Gio Urshela struck out swinging and, after Sanchez intentionally walked, Rougned Odor — pinch-hitting for Gittens — got punched out on a breaking ball that appeared to be far off the outside corner. Odor stood in disbelief, but 3B coach Phil Nevins gave a fired-up reaction out of the dugout and got ejected. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza also got thrown out after a low pitch RHP Luis Cessa, called ball four in the 10th inning, walked Bobby Dalbec.
5. Both questionable calls came back to haunt the Yankees. With runners on first and second, Arroyo’s sacrifice bunt advanced each over to scoring position. Odor snagged a hard-hit ground ball by Verdugo and kept the two runners on second and third. Next, however, a Bogaerts single to center put the Red Sox ahead 6-4.
The Yankees had a chance in the bottom half after a Frazier hit-by-pitch put runners on first and second, but the momentum got zapped the next at-bat when Andujar grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Tyler Wade scratched a run across in the subsequent plate appearance, beating out a dribbler on the right side that got thrown away and scored Odor, but LeMahieu’s 0-for-5 night finished with a groundball up the middle snagged by Gonzalez.
The Yankees (31-29) embark on an eight-game road trip, starting Tuesday with an 8:10 p.m. matchup with the Minnesota Twins (24-35). In the first of a three-game series, LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 3.92 ERA) and former Yankees RHP Michael Pineda (3-3, 3.40 ERA) face off.