It's small consolation for a Red Sox team destined for a last-place finish in the AL East, but at least for the first time in 381 days, they can say the following: they beat the Yankees.
The Red Sox had lost 12 straight games against the Yanks, tying the longest stretch of futility in the rivalry's storied history, but that stretch ended in decisive fashion Sunday afternoon thanks to a 10-2 beatdown.
The Yankees had also won 17 of the last 18 meetings between the teams -- and they were riding an MLB-high 10-game win streak entering Sunday's matinee, but Sox rookie Tanner Houck stopped them in their tracks, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and combining with three relievers on a three-hitter. It's the second win in as many starts for the righty, who walked three and struck out four in six innings, allowing just one hit and one unearned run.
Michael Chavis led the offensive attack with a pair of home runs and five RBIs, while J.D. Martinez and Bobby Dalbec added solo homers in the win.
FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 10, Yankees 2
Red Sox Record: 20-34
Michael Chavis opens the scoring with a two-run HR onto Landsdowne Street in the 2nd inning
Chavis follows that up with a three-run HR in the very next inning
Tanner Houck throws six strong innings in his Fenway debut
Bobby Dalbec hits his first home run in 10 days
Yankees catcher Erik Kratz makes an appearance on the mound, baffling Rafael Devers with a knuckleball
Tuesday, Sept. 21 vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23 vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.