Recap - Red Sox drop series opener to Yankees

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks each drove in a pair of runs off Red Sox starter Chris Sale as Boston fell to the Yankees 4-1 in the opener of the three-game series Friday night in the Bronx.

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Sale went six innings in the loss, striking out ten as his record fell to 1-7.

The lone Red Sox offensive highlight was a solo home run by Rafael Devers (pictured) in the top of the second inning off Yankees' starter J.A. Happ who only allowed two other Boston hits over five innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of hits in the loss while Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez were a combined 0-9 at the top of the lineup. Steve Pearce left the game in the second inning with back spasms.

The loss dropped the Red Sox 8.5 games behind the Yankees who have won eight of their last ten. Given the way these two teams are playing, a sweep of this series by New York isn't out of the question.

Rick Porcello will get the start for Boston on Saturday.

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