Recap - bullpen brutal in Red Sox loss to the Yankees

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox fell victim to a 9-run New York seventh inning, losing to the Yankees 13-3 in the Bronx in the opening game of their three-game series on Tuesday night.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
First, the good news. Henry Owens' debut was relatively solid.

Now the bad news. The Red Sox bullpen was horrible.

Owens (pictured), the highly-touted Boston rookie, allowed just one run over his first five innings before being lifted two batters into the bottom of the sixth inning. He was ultimately charged with three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Robbie Ross Jr. allowed two inherited runners to score in the sixth and then the real fun began in the seventh when the Yankees slammed a pair of 3-run homers off Craig Breslow and Alexi Ogando.

Mike Napoli and Rusney Castillo each had two hits in the loss; Pablo Sandoval hit his ninth home run of the year in the seventh off Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka.

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