The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 5-3, Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Saturday's game...
1) Domingo German couldn't hold an early lead and then was knocked from the game with two outs in the fourth inning. This was German's shortest start of the season, one which has seen him win nine games. German was getting strikeouts (he had eight,) but he was inconsistent and the Red Sox worked deep counts to elevate his pitch count. German has now looked pedestrian (at best) in two straight outings - seven earned runs in five innings in his last start and three in 3.2 tonight.
2) DJ LeMahieu continues to rake with runners in scoring position, singling in two runs in the second inning. LeMahieu is now 22-for-47 (.468) with runners in scoring position and has driven in 25 runs in those situations.
3) Gary Sanchez broke a 3-3 tie in the home half of the fifth inning with a two-run home run. The homer gives Sanchez 18 on the season, the same number he hit in 2018. Sanchez reached the mark in his 39th game played this season, while it took 89 games last season.
4) Adam Ottavino has not allowed a run in 17 straight appearances after recording a strikeout of J.D. Martinez, the only batter he faced. Ottavino holds a 1.30 ERA in 27 2/3 innings this season.
5) With the win, the Yankees have now won nine straight series and have built a 2.5-game lead over the Rays and have opened a 9.5-game cushion over the Red Sox in the AL East.
🎶 We all need somebody to lean on 🎶 pic.twitter.com/OZFssWYfo1- New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 2, 2019
A 5th of Kraken. pic.twitter.com/uVNXxPsCAW- New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 2, 2019
The Yankees and Red Sox finish their series on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. At Yankee Stadium. LHP David Price (2-2, 2.83 ERA) faces off with fellow lefty CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.48 ERA)