Red Sox lose 5-0 to Yankees, Ortiz returns to Fenway

BOSTON - The Red Sox were officially eliminated from contention in the American League East with a 5-0 loss to the Yankees Monday night.

Eduardo Rodriguez tossed six innings of one-run ball, but five Red Sox relievers were tagged for four runs in three innings of work.

Austin Romine hit a solo home run off Rodriguez and Gio Urshella also went deep for New York.

The Red Sox went 5-14 against the Yankees in 2019.

Before the game, David Ortiz made his first major public appearance after being shot when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Ortiz spent more than a month recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital after being shot in the back in Santo Domingo in early June. He was medflighted to Boston after being stabilized by doctors in the Dominican and underwent three surgeries in Boston as part of his treatment.