NEW YORK – They didn’t travel far, but they were home runs nonetheless.
The Yankees hit three homers off David Price en route to a 10-1 victory over the Red Sox Wednesday, delaying Boston’s clinching of the American League East for at least one more night.
None of the home runs were hit particularly hard, with the longest traveling 343 feet, but there was little else to sugarcoat about Price’s performance.
The lefty struggled with his command, walking four men and allowing five hits. He gave up six runs in total, four of which were earned, with the two unearned runs coming in to score on an Eduardo Nunez error at third base.
Yankees first baseman Luke Voit went 4-for-4 with two home runs. Third baseman Miguel Andujar also homered.
The Red Sox bullpen struggled again, with Joe Kelly and William Cuevas each getting tagged for two runs.
Yankees starter Luis Severino went seven innings, allowing one run on six hits.
Boston will turn to Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 3.53 ERA) as they look to clinch the AL East on Thursday. The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka (12-5, 3.47 ERA), who has pitched well of late and has won three starts in a row.