The Yankees homered three times en route to an 8-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday night at Fenway Park. >> Box Score
Six takeaways from Sunday's game
1) In what has already been a historic season in terms of home run production, the 2019 Yankees put themselves in the franchise record book once again. Aaron Judge's home run in the fifth inning gave the Yankees a 7-4 lead, but was also the team's 268th homer of the season, surpassing the franchise record they set last season. They still have 18 games in the season left to increase that mark.
2) The Yankees opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the top of the second. Gleyber Torres launched his 35th homer of the season deep into the Monster seats in left field to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Torres came into the game relatively cold, going 5-for-25 in his last seven games, but collected a three hits and knocked in four.
3) Mike Tauchman also homered, his coming in the top of fourth inning, to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead. But it turned out to be a bittersweet night for Tauchman, who came up lame in left on a single by Brock Holt. He was replaced by Cameron Maybin, while the Yankees announced he was removed with "left calf tightness" and would return to New York for further tests.
4) Masahiro Tanaka did not have his best stuff and left without being eligible to qualify for the win. He pitched just 4.0 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with just two strikeouts. Incidentally, it's still the furthest he's pitched in a game against the Red Sox this season, having been knocked out in the first and fourth innings respectively in two previous starts.
5) Chad Green was forced into extended duty thanks to Tanaka's abbreviated start, but was nothing short of spectacular in his 3.0 innings of work. He retired all nine batters he faced, including striking out the side in the seventh -- his final inning on the mound.
6) The combination of Adam Ottavino and Jonathan Loaisiga combined to throw the final two innings for the Yankees. Ottavino allowed a solo homer to Mookie Betts, but Loaisiga came on in the ninth to seal the victory after the Yankees added two more runs.
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This four-game series will wrap up Monday at 7:10 p.m., when James Paxton (12-6, 4.16 ERA) takes on Eduardo Rodriguez (17-5, 3.81 ERA).