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Red Sox stifle Yanks with short-handedness 4-0 with Judge on COVID IL

Gerrit Cole, an Ace, said that "an invisible, microscopic truck"

It was not difficult to find Friday's missing item on Friday night.

Eduardo Rodriguez defeated short-handed New York in the sixth inning. Christian Arroyo, J.D. and J.D. were also out. Martinez scored, and the Boston Red Sox beat short-handed New York 4-0 in the sixth inning. Christian Arroyo and J.D. were also there.

Judge, Gio Urshela, third baseman, and Kyle Higashioka, catcher, were added to COVID-19's injured list a day after the series opener was delayed for testing and contact trace. They join Yankees pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga and Nestor Cortes Jr., who also tested positive in the past week.

Fourth-place New York was also without Luke Voit, the first baseman who went on Friday's injured list with a bone bruise to his left knee.

Manager Aaron Boone stated that "Every day is very important right now." "Today was crucial that we play well and try for a win, and that didn’t happen."

Rodriguez (7-5) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. He also retired 10 batters in a stretch of one run and had eight strikeouts. Hirokazu sawamura got the sixth out, while Tanner Houck pitched three innings to end Boston's three-hitter and earn his first major league save.

The AL East-leading Red Sox improved their record to 7-0 in the 19 game season series and beat New York eight times in a row, their best run since 2008-09 when they won eight consecutive meetings.

Boone stated, "We must have that focus walking in and out of the ballpark everyday, and walking in and out of those doors every single day. Rinse and repeat." "Every day, the urgency must be there."

After a disappointing first-half, the Yankees lost 8-7 to New York when Jose Altuve scored a walk-off run. They are now nine games behind Boston and will likely be without Judge and their other COVID-19 positive players for at most 10 days.

Alex Cora, Boston manager, stated that the competitive side of Boston is a strong reason to win the series. It really is a suck.

He said, "It's about human beings." It's about people.

Arroyo drove in two runs against Jordan Montgomery (3-3), and added a run off Domingo German (7-3).

Cora stated, "When he uses the large part of the field he becomes very danger."

In the eighth Martinez was able to connect against Justin Wilson. He lined his 19th season-high into the right field seats and made it 4-0 with a solo shot.

Montgomery pitched six innings of three-run ball with three hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. New York did not score with Montgomery for his fifth consecutive start. This match was made by Bill Short in 1960, Fritz Peterson in 1967, and STATS records show that this streak is the longest in franchise history.

Montgomery stated, "I'm just trying to do my job." "Going out there, focusing only on the hitters, trying out to get outs, and keeping us in it. I will continue to be a good teammate, supporting the hitters.

Judge and Urshela are among the few performers this year in New York's lineup. Judge is batting at.282 with 21 homers, and a.901 OPS. Urshela, a smooth-fielding catcher, is batting.275 and has 11 homers with a.756 OS.

New York promoted four Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitters: Chris Gittens, Hoy Park, Greg Allen, and Rob Brantly, first baseman. Trey Amburgey, an outfielder, was called up on Thursday when Zack Britton, a left-hander from the 10-day injury list was activated.

Amburgey, 26, was the right fielder for his major league debut. For the RailRiders, he hit.312 with seven homers. However, he was 0-2 on Friday.

Allen was the pinch-hitter for Amburgey in seventh. He also singled in his first at bat this year. Park then followed up with a rally-killing groundout in his first big-league action as a pinch-hitter.

The Yankees' struggling closer Aroldis Chapman pitched an ineffective ninth. He struck out one and walked one on 23 pitches.


The Yankees stated that at least one of Judge and Urshela, as well as Higashioka, were not vaccinated. Boone stated that he expected each player who was positive for a positive result to be out within 10 days. Boone stated that although some players may be experiencing mild symptoms, none have become seriously ill.

Another round of rapid testing was conducted for players on Friday, which revealed no additional positives.


Rodriguez was unable to participate in the 2020 season because of complications from COVID-19. The left-hander is now at 2.83 ERA after a slow start. This is more in line with the pitcher who had a 3.81 ERA for 203 1/3 innings two years ago.

Cora stated, "He was the guy we saw in 2019."


Boston had originally planned to field Jarren Duran, a top prospect, in center field on Thursday. However, the game was canceled. Duran, a lefty-hitting pitcher, was promoted to first base on Friday, but he was not able to play against Montgomery. Instead, he will get his first start Saturday against Cole.


Red Sox: Houck was recalled from Triple-A. He is expected to be in the rotation next week. ... INF/OF Marwin Gonzales was placed on the 10-day IL for a right hamstring strain. RHP Austin Brice was designated to assignment.

Yankees: Voit had swelling in his left knee last weekend. He had it drained but Boone stated that Voit still felt some pain this week. He was scheduled to receive a platelet rich plasma injection Friday night. There is no time frame for his return. Voit underwent surgery in March on the same knee to fix a partially torn meniscus.


Cole (9-4, 2.68 ERA), will face Red Sox RHP Nathan Eovaldi (9-5), 3.66).

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