Kike Hernandez went without a hitting in 27 straight strikes before giving Boston the lead in eighth as the Red Sox came back to win - again.
Kike Hernandez slipped 0 for 27 with a decisive brace in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox completed their best 20th in the major leagues win from behindera, beating the Yankees, 7-3, on Saturday night.
Hernandez got his first RBI since May 20 sending a fastball to two strikeouts Chad Green (0-4) to the wall on the left, scoring Rafael Devers from the first.
Christian Vazquez scored Hernandez a batter later with a player on the ground who jumped the sack on first, and Bobby Dalbec followed with an estimated two-run homerun estimated at 453 feet.
The Yankees fell behind Toronto in fourth place in the East AL. They are 3-9 in their last 12 games, averaging just 2.4 points. Clint Frazier hit the team 's 55th double play in the seventh inning.
Former Yankees minor leaguer Garrett Whitlock (1-1) a faced the Yankees for the first time after Boston selected him in the New Year's Winter Reunion Draftlast. He allowed a legacy runner to score in the sixth, but was not charged with a run-and-two-thirds run. He was credited with his first major league victory.
Another former Yankee, Adam Ottavino, had a perfect eighth on his return to the Bronx. Left fielder A lex Verdugo caught a dive in the ninth before Brandon Workman scored two with two outs, prompting Cora to call in closer Matt Barnes.
Barnes struck out Kyle Higashioka at bat on his 14th save.
Boston rallied without slugger JD Martinez, who got wiped off the roster one night after slipping his left wrist into a base. Manager Alex Cora said Martinez was hand to hand.
After a 9-1 record against Boston in 2020, the Yankees lost bothx first of 19 against second-place Red Sox this year, this one ahead of 20,019, the biggest crowd at Yankee Stadium since the pandemic.
Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer for the Yankees for an early 2-0 lead, and he added a fly-in sacrifice in the sixth. He also made a heads-up defensive play in the second, cutting a throw from the outfield and redirecting it to the second for a lethal rally.
Infielders Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu also made some terrific plays early on, but left fielder Miguel Andujar's blunder in the sixth got Boston to start their comeback.
Andujar lost track of the outfield wall and left Alex Bogaerts 'catchable fly was tempted by a brace, setting up a simple two-point equalizer from Devers that chased starter Jameson Taillon.