Martinez, Eovaldi lead Red Sox past sinking Yankees

J.D. Martinez homered over the Green Monster, Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox survived a rough outing by closer Craig Kimbrel and held on for a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.The Red Sox won for the 22nd time in 27 games and moved a season-high 8 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees. They have outscored the Yankees 23-9 in winning the first three games of the series.Martinez hit his major league-leading 33rd homer and gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead when he lifted a 1-1 fastball from Yankees rookie Chance Adams (0-1) over the left field fence.Martinez’s latest homer upped his major league-leading RBI total to 91. He has 11 RBIs in his last 12 games, 20 in his last 22 and 36 in his last 33.The Yankees have lost s season-high four straight games.In his second start since joining the Red Sox in a trade with Tampa Bay on July 25, Eovaldi (5-4) followed up Rick Porcello’s 86-pitch one-hitter with a masterpiece of his own.The former Yankee mixed in an effective cutter along with his fastball and held the Yankees to three hits. He extended his scoreless innings streak to 18 and improved to 4-0 at Fenway.The Yankees did not get a runner in scoring position until Giancarlo Stanton opened the seventh with a double. It was their first runner in scoring position since the ninth inning of Thursday’s 15-7 loss.Stanton also hit a two-strike double with two outs in the ninth off Kimbrel and Didi Gregorius followed with an RBI double to right. The Yankees loaded the bases on walks to Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres but the game ended when Greg Bird flew out.

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