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Yankees look to close gap on rival Red Sox

According to STATS
According to STATS

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

  1. Boston won the first seven meetings between these rivals this season, before dropping the last two. The Yankees went 23-6 and averaged 6.6 runs per game over the previous two seasons against the Red Sox, but are averaging 3.2 runs in the nine games this year.
  2. Boston scored 20 runs and hit 11 homers in a two-game road sweep of the Blue Jays ending yesterday. It's the fifth time in franchise history the Red Sox have hit 5+ home runs in two (or more) consecutive games; their only three-game streak came in June 1977.
  3. The Yankees' current four-game winning streak is their longest since a six-gamer in mid-May. The have scored six or more runs in three straight games for the first time this season.
  4. Greg Allen has hit safely in all five games since being recalled from the minors on July 16. He's the first MLB player with at least five runs scored and three stolen bases within his first five career games with a team since Quintin Berry with the Tigers in May 2012.
  5. Jordan Montgomery has lost four consecutive starts and has received zero runs of support in his last five outings. That matches the longest streak of starts in Yankees history with no runs of support; Bill Short (1960) and Fritz Peterson (1967) also had five-game streaks.
  6. J.D. Martinez leads all American Leaguers with a .725 slugging percentage and 1.152 OPS this month (minimum 50 PA). He has 38 RBI versus the Yankees since joining the Red Sox in 2018, seven more than any other player against them over that span.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/22/2021 thru 7/25/2021

After taking two of three from their rivals last weekend, the New York Yankees aren't resting on their laurels.

They know the tough task ahead of them in their rematch with the Red Sox in Boston for a four-game set beginning Thursday. Before their last series, New York began the season 0-7 against its storied counterpart, and the Yankees are still seven games back of the Red Sox in the American League East.

"It's no secret who our biggest rivals are and where we're at in the standings," said New York outfielder Brett Gardner. "We have a very important week of baseball coming up this next road trip. I feel like we've obviously played better against them here recently right after the break. We're looking forward to that matchup this weekend. It's always a fun place to play."

The Yankees enter on a four-game winning streak, including a 6-5 walk-off victory in the 10th inning Wednesday night that completed a two-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Red Sox are coming off back-to-back wins over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery (3-5, 4.18 ERA) is set to take the mound for New York to start the series. Right-hander Tanner Houck (0-2, 3.38) will go for Boston in his first major league start since April.

Held to one run in each of their two losses to the Yankees last weekend, the Red Sox exploded for 20 in their visit with the Blue Jays. Boston's offense slugged six home runs during a 13-4 rout Monday before following a rainout with five homers in a 7-4 triumph Wednesday.

Enrique Hernandez had three of the blasts, while Hunter Renfroe and Rafael Devers each slugged two.

"I don't have a secret," said Hernandez, who has gone deep six times this month to raise his season total to 14. "I'm just trying to get good at-bats, make good decisions at the pitches that I want to swing at. And it's going well for me right now. I'm just going to try and do my job."

Ryan LaMarre did his job for New York on Wednesday, singling home the winning run on the first pitch he saw after Gleyber Torres laid down a sacrifice bunt to begin the 10th. The Yankees had blown a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning.

Montgomery took the lone loss in the series against the Red Sox last week, allowing three runs on three hits over six innings in a 4-0 defeat. The southpaw is 0-4 in seven starts since June 2.

Montgomery is 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA in eight career starts versus Boston.

Houck made his first major league appearance since April 18 with a three-inning save at New York's expense in that 4-0 win. He allowed just one hit and one walk and struck out three.

Houck's only start against the Yankees came as a rookie last year, when he gave up just one unearned run over six innings in a victory.

After this weekend's series, the Red Sox remain home for four against the Blue Jays. The Yankees visit the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins for three apiece.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 22, 2021

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