New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox in low-run game

Yankees beat the Red Sox.

Luis Gil made his third scoreless start early in his career, and The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night, to sweep them in a double batch.

Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton each had home runs to the cause of New York, which outscored Boston itself by a few percentage points in the fight for a wild-card berth in the American League playoffs.

In the first game, Jonathan LoƔisiga escaped a jam with the bases loaded and no out in the last inning, after New York capitalized on the out-of-control Boston relievers to beat the Red Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night.

The Yankees have won five consecutive games, 12 of 15, to narrowly outstrip Boston for second place in the East Division. of the American League. New York is 68-52, while the Red Sox are 69-53, a difference of 0.001.

Just on July 5, the Yankees were 10 1/2 games behind Boston, who was the leader then but has since had a 26-11 record.

The Red Sox appeared to improve, after a 3-11 streak, thanks to a sweep over bottom Baltimore in three games on the weekend. Now, Boston is suddenly without a postseason ticket, having led the division for much of the season.

Gil (2-0) allowed three hits, walked four and struck out four. in 4 2/3 innings. He hasn’t allowed a run in 15 2/3 innings of his career in the majors.

Is about longest streak of its kind by a rookie Yankees pitcher since at least 1961, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The previous mark was Joba Chamberlain’s, with 15 1/3 innings in 2007.

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