Chris Sale hurled seven masterful innings and the Boston Red Sox offense exploded for 11 runs in a dominating 11-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday in the Bronx.
Sale allowed just one hit, one walk, and one hit batsman over seven frames, striking out 11 in the victory. He needed just 101 pitches, 72 for strikes, to get through the outing. He lowered his season ERA to 2.41, which sits in fourth in the American League entering Sunday.
Not to be outdone, the Red Sox offense also put up the number 11 on the scoreboard. If not for Sale’s dominance, Rafael Devers would be the story of the night. The third baseman registered five hits in a game for the first time in his career, going 5-for-5 and blasting a grand slam home run. Devers is batting .284 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 26 June games.
J.D. Martinez also had a strong game at the plate for the Red Sox, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs of his own. He upped his batting average to .327 and extended his major-league RBI lead to 67.
Up Next: The Sox and Yankees square off in a big rubber match on Sunday Night Baseball. David Price (9-5, 3.66 ERA) will face New York for the first time this season, opposite Yankees ace Luis Severino (12-2, 2.10 ERA).
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