The Yankees erased a potential shutout and had the tying run on base in the ninth inning, but the Red Sox held on for a 4-1 win. >> Box score
Things to know about tonight's game
1) Didi Gregorius hit a two-out RBI double in the ninth inning to drive in Giancarlo Stanton for the Yankees' first run. New York then loaded the bases as Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres each walked, but Greg Bird flied out for the third and final out of the game.
2) Chance Adams pitched a quality start in his major league debut, allowing three runs -- all via home runs -- on three hits in five innings. He struck out two batters and walked one. Chad Green pitched a scoreless inning in relief before AJ Cole allowed a run on three hits in two innings.
2) Mitch Moreland got the Red Sox started with a two-run homer in the first inning and J.D. Martinez added a solo shot in the fourth inning. Sandy Leon hit an RBI ground-rule double in the seventh for Boston's fourth run.
3) Stanton had a pair of doubles, which were the first two extra-base hits of the game for a Yankees team that was getting shut out until the ninth inning. Brett Gardner, Miguel Andujar, and Gregorius combined for the Yankees' other three hits.
This is shaping up to be a weekend to forget for the Yankees.
The Yanks didn't exactly come into Boston riding a high and red-hot Red Sox have won convincingly in each contest. The theme of the last two games has been a lack of offense, but to attribute all of that to the Yankees batters would be providing too little credit to the Red Sox pitching, which has been spectacular.
For all of the worry some had about Adams making his major league debut against the Red Sox in Fenway Park, he truly held his own. Adams, who tends to have command issues, threw 53 of 83 pitches for strikes and walked just one batter, while generating plenty of ground ball outs in his five innings of work. It remains to be seen if Adams will stay with the club for another start or not. The one positive that came out of the game is that the Yankees now know that they have another competent arm with big league experience under his belt.
Highlights from today's game
Aaron Hicks providing stellar defense for Chance Adams 👇 pic.twitter.com/H1WglStuuC- YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 4, 2018
The Yankees will try to salvage the final game of their four-game series with the Red Sox on Sunday evening at 8:08 p.m.