The Red Sox jumped all over Yankees' pitching on Thursday, cruising to a 19-3 win. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Thursday's game...
1) Masahiro Tanaka had the worst start in his Major League career on Thursday night. The Red Sox jumped all over him right out of the gates, as Xander Bogaerts slammed a three-run home run in the first inning, followed by a pair of two-run doubles from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts. After that seven-run first, Tanaka was tagged again for five more runs in the fourth, including a Rafael Devers homer. Tanaka allowed a career-worst 12 earned runs on 12 hits in just 3.1 innings, causing his ERA to jump from 4.00 to 4.79.
The only Yankees pitcher to allow more earned runs in an outing is Carl Mays, who allowed 13 earned against the Indians on July 17, 1923.
2) Stephen Tarpley was tasked with trying to keep things from getting any worse after Tanaka was pulled, but the lefty also had a rough night on the mound. Tarpley allowing four earned runs on five hits in just 1.2 innings, raising his season ERA to 8.22.
3) In the top of the second inning, the Yankees built a rally off of Rick Porcello, and had a chance to get right back into the game. A Gleyber Torres single got the Yankees on the board. Later DJ LeMahieu walked with the bases loaded, forcing in the Yankees' second run. That brought Aaron Judge to the plate in a five-run game with the bases loaded, but Judge flew out to center field, ending the threat.
4) Kyle Higashioka was one of the lone offensive bright spots for the Yankees. With Gary Sanchez on the IL, Higashioka hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning, his first of the season.
5) Trailing 16-3 in the eighth inning, the Yankees turned to Austin Romine on the mound. As expected, things didn't go great for Romine, as he allowed a pair of home runs, pushing the Boston lead to 19-3.
The Yankees and Red Sox continue their four-game set on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. James Paxton (5-5, 4.20 ERA) will face off with Boston's Andrew Cashner (9-5, 4.19 ERA).