Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Yankees ace Luis Severino rocked in loss to Red Sox

Yankees ace Luis Severino rocked in loss to Red Sox

Sale might have been even better this time than he was on Opening Day, but after the Sox scored nine in the sixth, his night was over after just 87 pitches through six innings of one-run ball.

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Gary Sanchez's miserable start to the season continued with a 0-for-4 night that extended his slump to 1-for-33.

Entering Tuesday night's game Stanton was hitting.167 (7-for-42) with three homers, seven RBIs, a.700 OPS and an alarming 20 strikeouts.

Sale came out slinging mid-90s heaters without fear, throwing 36 of his first 46 pitches for strikes through the first three innings. Sale attacked Stanton with high fastballs, getting four swings-and-misses in the first two at-bats. The Yankees fall below.500 at 5-6.

For the other team in NY, it was an 8-6 win over the lowly Marlins, but with the victory the Mets moved to 9-1 on the season which is the best start in franchise history. In five innings he allowed five runs, eight hits and walked three. Both are heavy postseason favorites and could very well meet in October, something that has not happened since the rivalry's peak in the early 2000s when they met in the ALCS in 2003 and 2004. It is incredibly early so conclusions can not be made, however, one can not be unimpressed with the way the Red Sox have come storming out of the gate.

Thursday, in Boston's home opener, the left-hander pitched seven shutout innings in his second straight scoreless 2018 start and the home faithful let him know how they felt as he walked off the mound after the seventh inning. He allowed one run off eight hits while striking out eight. When Stanton repeated the act in the third - missing on a 95 miles per hour fastball in his eyes - the Yankees trailed 4-0 and there were runners on first and second with one out. Their starting staff with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and Sonny Gray will suffice, but they may be looking to add another guy at the deadline. New addition J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double.

The Yankees had the infielders in on the diamond grass for Hanley Ramirez.

Severino needed 27 pitches to get through that first inning and it ended up looking brilliant when compared with his pitching in the second. Betts walked ahead of Benintendi's double to left-center and Ramirez drove him in with a single to left.

Dodgers 4, A's 0: Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and Matt Kemp hit their first homers of the season, and Los Angeles' Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up one hit in six scoreless innings in a win over visiting Oakland.

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