Red Sox Finally Beat Yankees 10-2 to Snap 12-game Skid vs Rivals
(AP) - Tanner Houck took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his second major league start and Michael Chavis had a huge day at the plate as the Boston Red Sox halted two long streaks with a 10-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Boston ended New York's 10-game winning streak and snapped a 12-game skid against its longtime rival.
Chavis hit two homers over the Green Monster and drove in five runs. Jackie Bradley Jr. went 4 for 5, and J.D. Martinez and Bobby Dalbec each had a solo homer.
It was Boston's first win over the Yankees this season in their last of 10 meetings. New York had matched its longest winning streak against the Red Sox, also winning 12 in a row in 1936 and from 1952-53 when Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams was flying combat missions in the Korean War.
The Yankees' magic number remained at one to clinch a playoff spot. A loss by Seattle later Sunday would earn them a postseason berth for the fourth straight year. New York stayed 3½ games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay, which lost 2-1 in Baltimore.
Luke Voit hit his major league-leading 21st homer for the Yankees, who outscored their opponents 85-25 during the winning streak.
In a matchup of right-handed prospects on a breezy afternoon, the 24-year-old Houck mixed a sharp slider, sinker and a fastball in the low-to-mid 90 mph range to keep the Yankees off balance until Tyler Wade lined a double into the right-center gap.
Houck (2-0) gave up just that one hit and an unearned run. He struck out four and walked three in six innings.
In his big league debut in Miami on Tuesday, Houck held the Marlins to two hits over five scoreless innings, striking out seven.
Deivi García (2-2) was roughed up for six runs and eight hits over three innings in his fifth career start.
With the Red Sox leading 3-0 in the third, Chavis hit a hanging slider that landed in the first row of seats above the Green Monster in left field.
Chavis' first homer came on a belt-high slider in the second and left Fenway Park completely.
There was about a 10-minute delay with the Yankees batting in the eighth when someone started screaming from a camera stand above the center-field bleachers. They threw something onto the field. The umpires gathered at home plate until the person was removed.
García took the mound where his boyhood idol and fellow countryman, Pedro Martínez, spent much of his Hall of Famer career. The 21-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic even has number 45 - the number Martínez wore - written on the front of his belt.
Yankees: OF Aaron Judge was not in the lineup. A strained calf limited him to one game between Aug. 11 and his return Wednesday. He played the first two games of the series, going 1 for 9 with two runs, three strikeouts and two walks. . C Gary Sánchez was shaken up by a foul ball that ricocheted off his left arm and then neck, but he stayed in.
Red Sox: Manager Ron Roenicke gave SS Xander Bogaerts the day off and said OF Alex Verdugo (left hamstring soreness) and 2B Christian Arroyo (back spasms) were unavailable.
Yankees: Open a four-game series Monday against the Blue Jays at Toronto's home this season in Buffalo, New York. Manager Aaron Boone hadn't announced a starter yet.
Red Sox: Off on Monday before beginning their final home series, a three-game set that starts Tuesday against Baltimore. The starter was TBA.