New York Yankees

BOSTON, MA - JULY 10: Alex Verdugo #99 and Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on July 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)


It hasn’t been often when the Yankees have shown their struggles this season. Not after posting 61 wins before the All Star Break that included a stretch of 63 games where New York went a combined 49-14. But on Sunday, and this weekend up in Boston there were some cracks in the foundation.

After grabbing a 6-2 lead Sunday night, the Yankees watched the Boston Red Sox storm back to score nine unanswered runs, beating the Yankees 11-6, settling for a split of a four game series.  Overall New York is 4-3 against Boston this season; ironically combine that with the Yankees 2-3 record versus Houston, and the Yankees are 6-6 against the two biggest threats to keep the American League crown away from the Bronx.

Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Carpenter both went yard for the Yankees with 2-run bombs, but it was not enough for starter Jameson Tallion, who was tagged with six runs on seven hits over five innings.

Christian Vasquez was at the center of the Red Sox storm. His solo homer in the bottom of the third inning, cut the Yankees lead in half at 6-3. Two innings later, Vasquez was at it again, with a run scoring double to drive in Michael Bradley Jr. to cut the Yankees lead to 6-4.

Finally J.D. Martinez tied the game at six on a two-run blast. Just like that the Red Sox had all the momentum.

In the sixth, Jeter Downs drove in the go-ahead run on a sac Fly off Aroldis Chapman to put Boston up 7-6; they would never trail again. The Red Sox punctuated their come-from-behind victory with a four-run seventh inning, highlighted by Trevor Story’s bases clearing double.

The Yankees (61-25) will host the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, before welcoming the Red Sox back to the Bronx on Friday.