Ottavino's implosion leads to Red Sox loss

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox had made it look easy for nearly eight innings on Saturday afternoon.

Enter Adam Ottavino. Exit a 3-0 Red Sox lead.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press

Eovaldi (pictured) matched his longest outing of the season (7.2 innings on June 26, also against the Yankees), holding New York to one run on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight.

Ottavino allowed three straight hits and hit a batter as the Red Sox fell 4-3.

Boston had scored single runs in each of the first three innings before Jameison Taillon settled down, throwing four scoreless innings.

The Red Sox managed only seven hits, with Kevin Plawecki the leader with a pair of singles.

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