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Yankees can’t find timely hits in loss to Red Sox

The Yankees bought loads of “visitors,” as Aaron Boone likes to say, on Sunday evening. 

What they didn’t get was sufficient large hits to make Boston pay for all these base runners and it proved to be an excessive amount of to beat in a 4-3 loss in The Bronx, because the Yankees failed to finish a season-opening three-game sweep of their rivals. 

In a 3rd straight sport determined by two runs or much less, they left a number of runners in scoring place within the first, third and fifth innings. And though the bullpen pitched nicely once more, a Bobby Dalbec homer off Clarke Schmidt within the sixth proved to be the deciding blow on a cold evening on the Stadium, the place it was 48 levels at first pitch. 

That they had the center of the lineup up within the backside of the ninth and Aaron Decide began it with an 11-pitch at-bat in opposition to Jake Diekman earlier than he struck out. Giancarlo Stanton adopted by whiffing, as nicely, leaving solely the struggling Joey Gallo between the Yankees and their first defeat of the younger season. 

Giancarlo Stanton reacts after placing out.
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And predictably, Gallo fanned to finish the sport. 

The evening almost bought off to a disastrous begin for the Yankees and Jordan Montgomery, who was making his first begin of the 12 months. 

The lefty was drilled within the leg by a Xander Bogaerts comebacker and writhed on the bottom in ache for a number of minutes earlier than taking the mound once more after a number of warm-up pitches to face J.D. Martinez. 

After getting forward of Martinez, 1-2, Montgomery went to a full rely earlier than Martinez laced an RBI double down the left-field line to offer Boston a 1-0 lead. 

Jordan Montgomery is drilled with a come backer in the first inning.
Jordan Montgomery is drilled with a come backer within the first inning.
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Jordan Montgomery lies on the ground after getting drilled by a line drive in the first inning.
Jordan Montgomery lies on the bottom after getting drilled by a line drive within the first inning.
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Montgomery then hit Dalbec with an 0-2 curveball to load the bases and draw a go to from pitching coach Matt Blake. 

Christian Arroyo adopted with a sacrifice fly to proper to make it 2-0, however Isiah Kiner-Falefa made a pleasant play to his left on an Alex Verdugo grounder to keep away from additional harm. 

The Yankees offense threatened within the backside of the inning in opposition to right-hander Tanner Houck, with a one-out stroll by Anthony Rizzo and a line-drive single by Decide to place runners on the corners for Stanton. Stanton lined to second and Gallo, after falling behind 0-2, drew a stroll to load the bases. 

However Gleyber Torres flied out to left to finish the inning. 

Montgomery shook off the leg damage and cruised by means of the following two innings, because the Yankees bought again within the sport within the backside of the third. 

Rizzo led off with a four-pitch stroll and Decide adopted with a bloop single down the right-field line. Stanton knocked in Rizzo with a base hit to left to get the Yankees to inside 2-1. 

Gallo lined to proper for the primary out earlier than Torres was hit by a pitch to load the bases, however Aaron Hicks grounded right into a double play for one more wasted alternative. 

Joey Gallo reacts during the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox.
Joey Gallo reacts throughout the Yankees’ loss to the Crimson Sox.
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The Crimson Sox tacked on one other run on a Jonathan Arauz sacrifice fly after Montgomery was yanked with two on and one out, changed by Schmidt. 

Within the backside of the inning, Kiner-Falefa bought his first hit as a Yankee with a leadoff double and Jose Trevino adopted together with his first hit, a single to middle. 

Josh Donaldson then struck out searching for the third time in opposition to Houck. 

Ryan Brasier got here in to face Rizzo, threw a wild pitch after which gave up a two-run single to middle that tied the sport at 3-3. 

Bobby Dalbec rounds third base
Bobby Dalbec rounds third base after his sixth-inning house run gave the Crimson Sox the lead.
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A Stanton single and one-out double by Torres off the wall in right-center arrange Hicks once more within the fifth. 

However Hicks popped out, eliciting some boos, and Kiner-Falefa struck out on a questionable test swing to maintain the sport tied, because the Yankees left eight runners on base within the first 5 innings. 

Boston went forward within the sixth, as Dalbec led off with an opposite-field shot. 

The Yankees bought the leadoff hitter on in each the seventh and eighth and stranded each at first.

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