James Paxton held the Red Sox off the scoreboard as the Yankees coasted to a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Monday night. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Monday's game
1) James Paxton tossed his second consecutive scoreless outing and won his eighth straight start on Monday with another fantastic performance. He allowed just four hits over 6.2 innings, walking three and striking out seven. He hasn't lost a game since July 26, and in the eight starts since has seen his ERA drop from 4.72 to 3.96. His streak of scoreless innings now stands at 15.
2) Austin Romine broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth thanks to an opposite-field homer off of Eduardo Rodriguez. It's the backup catcher's second straight productive start, after he went 2-for-4 with an RBI in last Wednesday's win over the Rangers.
3) Gio Urshela made his return to the starting lineup with authority, powering a solo homer over the Green Monster in the seventh inning. Urshela was activated from the injured list prior to Sunday's game and grounded out in his only at-bat, but his 19th home run of the season Monday gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
4) The Yankees tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning following Urshela's homer. DJ LeMahieu knocked in Romine with a single after the catcher doubled to left, and after another double from Aaron Judge, LeMahieu tagged and scored on a sacrifice fly by Gleyber Torres to make it 4-0 Yankees. Luke Voit added one more run in the ninth with an RBI single.
5) After Zack Britton finished off the seventh inning, Cory Gearrin pitched the eighth while Tyler Lyons got the ninth to preserve the shutout.
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The Yankees will travel to Detroit to begin a three-game series against the Tigers on Tuesday. The Yankees have not announced a starter and will likely use an opener, while they'll face Edwin Jackson (3-9, 9.16 ERA).