#RedSox Game Summary (August 19) A Momentary Loss of Focus

#RedSox Game Summary (August 19) A momentary loss of focus. That’s all it takes. And when one of the premier pitchers in baseball, who makes his living with his fastball, loses focus for even a moment, bad things can happen. For Chris Sale, that moment came in the 2nd inning, twice; once when he gave up a ground-rule double (that Eck rightly pointed out would have been a “johnson” in Yankee Stadium) to the Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, then hit Todd Frazier and yielded a 3 run bomb to Tyler Austin. He got himself together after that, but it was too late for the Red Sox. The Sox got 2 runs back in the 5th when a walk of Xander Bogaerts by New York starter CC Sabathia was followed by sharply hits singles from Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley, Jr. But the Yanks scored again in the 6th on another homer off Sale, this one a solo job by Frazier. A solo dinger by Devers off Yankee reliever Adam Warren cut the Yankee lead to 1. The Sox threatened in the 8th, when Andrew Benintendi struck out but reached first on a wild pitch by reliever David Robinson, who subsequently gave up a double to Hanley Ramirez and intentionally walked Mitch Moreland to load the bases with 2 out. But the Sox did not score. Mookie Betts also doubled for Boston, as did Austin for New York. New York beat Boston, 4-3, at Fenway Park. Record: 70-52. Game 122/40.

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