Aaron Judge hit his 4th Home Run and Gio Urshela nailed a Grand Slam along with his defense to lead the Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Red Sox. The early five run lead was all the Yankees needed to secure the win. Masahiro Tanaka made his debut after returning from a concussion suffered last month when he was hit in the head by line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton in a simulated game. Tanaka looked good the first couple of innings, but Aarone Boone took him out early as he was working on a pitch limit and turned to the bullpen to protect the lead. Tanaka went 2 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 Ks.
Since Zack Britton and Adam Ottavino weren’t available, Boone turned to Nick Nelson who made his MLB debut pitching 3 scoreless innings to earn the victory. David Hale closed out the game working two innings to earn the save. The night belonged to the Yankees bullpen doing a great job after learning Tommy Kahnle will be requiring Tommy John surgery and will be out the rest of the season.
The Yankees look to sweep the series tomorrow night in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 pm EST