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Recap - Sox Keep Champagne On Ice In Loss To Yankees

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

That sound you didn't hear last night was champagne bottles being uncorked.

David Price allowed three home runs as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees 6-4 at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Boston's eleven-game winning streak and prevented the Sox from clinching the American League Eastern Division title.

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Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez started the scoring with a two-run blast to deep left-center field; New York tacked on another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury.

Boston cut into the lead with two runs in the sixth on a Dustin Pedroia single and a Mookie Betts ground out. The Yankees added another run in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run by Didi Gregorius.

The Red Sox tied the score in the seventh on Aaron Hill's tenth home run of the year and another Pedroia run-scoring single.

New York took the lead for good on Tyler Austin's two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.

Price went 6.1 innings in suffering his ninth loss of the season. He allowed twelve hits and walked one batter while striking out two. He has allowed a career-high 29 home runs in 2016. If this is a sign of what Red Sox fans can expect from him in October, you might want to cancel the Duck Boat reservations.

Xander Bogaerts (pictured) had three hits in the loss; Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi each had two.

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