Boston Red Sox

David Price of the Boston Red Sox walks to the dugout as he is removed from the game against the New York Yankees in the third inning at Yankee Stadium on August 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The downward spiral continues for the Red Sox. After Chris Sale took a beating from the Yankees on Saturday, Sunday was David Price’s turn for a shellacking.

New York lit up Price for seven runs as they handed the Red Sox their eight straight loss by a 7-4 final at Yankee Stadium. Price lasted just 2.2 innings and surrendered home runs to Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela in his most disastrous outing of the season.

The Red Sox are now 59-55 and sit 14 1/2 games back of the Yankees in the AL East. They’re also 6 1/2 games behind the Rays for the second AL Wild Card spot with 48 games left.

Tampa Bay swept the Sox last weekend and will face the Red Sox four more times from Sept. 20-23. Boston’s playoff chances have become so slim that it now needs an unprecedented turnaround to get there.

You can blame the Red Sox’ shockingly bad recent downturn for that.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at