Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez continued the New York Yankees’ dominance ofBoston Red Sox southpaw David Price in Game 2 of the teams’ ALDS.
The pair of sluggers took Price deep in the first and second innings, respectively, in the Bronx Bombers’ quest to take revenge for a Game 1 defeat.
Judge blasted his to center.
And Sanchez drilled his dinger off the 2012 AL Cy Young winner over the Green Monster.
The Yankees scratched out another run later in the second to chase Price. Gleyber Torres and Brett Gardner drew consecutive two-out walks, followed by a one-run Andrew McCutchen single for a 3-0 lead.
Joe Kelly then got Judge to line out to stop the bleeding.
The Yankees Have Dominated David Price in 2018
Price has had zero answers for New York this year. In four regular season starts against the Yankees, he posted a 10.43 ERA across 15 innings. In his third start of the campaign, he lasted just one inning, surrendering a triple, a home run, and four earned runs.
Sanchez has been particularly unfriendly to Price. The catcher’s bomb rendered him 7-for-14 against the lefty in his career, with an unearthly six home runs. And Price isn’t the only Boston hurler he got to in Game 2.
Yankees Take Game 2
After Judge reached on an infield single, Luke Voit walked, and Giancarlo Stanton rolled into a fielder’s choice in the top of the seventh, Sanchez clubbed another dinger — a prodigious, 479-foot shot off Eduardo Rodriguez — with two men on to give New York a five-run lead.
Reliever Dellin Betances gave one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning, but Zach Britton and Aroldis Chapman blanked Boston in the last two innings to hold on for a 6-2 victory, tying the ALDS at 1-1.
The series now shifts to New York, where the Yankees will host Game 3 at 7:40 p.m. ET on Monday.