The Yankees were unable to complete a sweep of the Red Sox as Masahiro Tanaka and the bullpen struggled in their 11-6 loss. >> Box score
1) Tanaka allowed five runs in four innings and it was the first time since Aug. 10 that he was unable to throw six or more innings. He gave up eight hits and had just three strikeouts.
2) The bullpen didn't do much better. Chad Green gave up two runs, Delin Betances allowed an unearned run and Aroldis Chapman gave up three more, a three-run home run to Mookie Betts.
3) Luke Voit homered for the Yankees, his 10th with the team, putting the team into the record books as the first team in league history to have 12 players with double-digit home runs.
4) Giancarlo Stanton jacked a grand slam in the fourth inning, his 35th home run of the season, as the Yankees looked like they were in poisition for a sweep.
This is a tough loss after being able to fight back to take the lead courtesy of Stanton's grand slam, but the harder pill to swallow is the celebration going on in the visitor's clubhouse.
The Yankees had received two fine starts from the rotation to win the first two games of the series, but Tanaka had absolutely nothing going for him tonight. The poor pitching continued via the elite arms of the bullpen that was charged with trying to keep things close and instead helped Boston reclaim the lead and then pull away.
The Yankees surely didn't want the Red Sox to spray champagne in the visitor's clubhouse, but this series was more about getting whole again. Aaron Judge is back. Aroldis Chapman is back. Now the Yanks have 10 games to get fully up to speed and build on the first two games of the series in which they demonstrated they can stick with the Red Sox and give them trouble in the division series IF they are fortunate enough to get there.
Highlights from tonight's game
The Yankees welcome the Orioles to the Bronx for a three-game set.