Boston made history Saturday evening … just the wrong kind.
The 2020 Red Sox became the first team in franchise history to give up eight or more runs in six straight games (h/t Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, who was first to mention this streak).
Boston lost 11-5 to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium to drop its sixth straight game. The Red Sox have been outscored 63-30 during the six losses.
With a 6-15 record (.286 winning percentage), Boston is on pace to finish with 17.1 wins for its shortened 60-game schedule.
The Red Sox also dropped to 1-13 at Yankee Stadium since the start of the 2019 season. Boston dropped to 0-5 vs. the Yankees this year. The Sox are a combined 1-10 against the Rays and Yankees.
Nathan Eovaldi dropped to 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in five starts. He allowed eight runs, all earned, nine hits (three homers) and two walks while striking out three in 5 ⅓ innings. Gio Urshela (374 feet), Gary Sanchez (391 feet) and Clint Frazier (378 feet) all took him deep.
The Yankees scored four runs against Eovaldi during the bottom of the sixth inning to increase a 4-3 lead to 8-3. Frazier’s three-run homer highlighted the rally.
The opposition has batted .306 against Eovaldi this season.
Red Sox starting pitchers have posted a 6.95 ERA (80 ⅓ innings, 62 earned runs) in 21 games.
Red Sox offense
Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Alex Verdugo each had two hits for the Red Sox. Martinez stroked a two-run single to tie the game 2-2 in the third inning.
Xander Bogaerts belted a 380-foot home run in the third inning to give Boston a 3-2 lead.
Verdugo’s 433-foot, 108.3-mph homer in the ninth cut the deficit to 11-4. Kevin Pillar added an RBI triple to make it 11-5.
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