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4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT, August 13, 2022
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 36,672

Frankie Montas, Yankees bid to rebound vs. Red Sox

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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

  1. The Yankees have lost seven of their last eight games, their worst stretch since dropping seven straight last season from Sept. 4-10. They're unbeaten in the last five series with the Red Sox (4-0-1), outscored them, 27-3, in the last two meetings on July 16-17 and have won 40 of the last 54 meetings in the Bronx.
  2. Since surrendering five runs over three innings in his season debut on July 21, Yankees right-hander Domingo German has given up five runs over 14.2 IP in his last three starts. In his last start against the Red Sox on July 25, 2021, he did not allow a hit until Alex Verdugo doubled leading off the eighth inning.
  3. Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has a 12-game on-base streak and owns a .409/.552/.773 slash line with two homers and six RBI during a six-game hitting streak. The major league leader in homers, RBI, runs scored, slugging and OPS (minimum 160 PA), he's 5-for-6 (.833) with two homers and four RBI in his last two games against Boston.
  4. Thursday's victory over Baltimore gave the Red Sox their first series win this season against an AL East opponent (1-11-1). They've dropped 14 of their last 20 on the road and Boston starting pitchers have an 8.49 ERA in six games at Yankee Stadium this season.
  5. Red Sox righty Nathan Eovaldi has a 7.29 ERA and .830 opponent OPS in four starts since the All-Star break after posting a 3.34 ERA and .740 OPS in 13 starts before it. He's allowed three runs or fewer in nine of his last 12 starts at Yankee Stadium but has surrendered five homers over his last 14.1 IP there.
  6. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts on Thursday joined Carl Yastrzemski as the only players in Red Sox history to collect 300 doubles before turning 30 years old. He has a .306/.405/.333 slash line against the Yankees this season but has just one home run and seven RBI in 16 games at Yankee Stadium since August 15, 2020.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/12/2022 thru 8/14/2022
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Frankie Montas will try to make a better impression on Saturday night when he takes the mound for the New York Yankees in the second contest of their three-game series against the host Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees also could use a shot in the arm after losing for the eighth time in their past nine games in the series opener on Friday night.

New York carried a 2-1 lead into the ninth before dropping a 3-2 decision in 10 innings.

Montas (4-9, 3.59 ERA) was ineffective in his debut with the Yankees on Sunday, but it was a scramble for the right-hander just to make it to the road game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was traded from the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 and then went on the bereavement list following the death of his mother-in-law.

After arriving in St. Louis the night before his start, Montas struggled through three innings in the 12-9 loss. He surrendered six runs and five hits while striking out two and walking three.

"Certainly a tough situation for him, but he wanted to be out there. He wanted to compete," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "We felt like he was ready to go and got this first one (out of the) way. He's going to do big things for us."

Montas said he didn't feel in sync with his mechanics.

"I wasn't having the best delivery," he said. "I was all over the place, but my arm feels good, and that's what I care about."

While pitching for the A's, Montas allowed four runs on six hits in six innings of a 5-2 setback to the Red Sox on June 5. He's 0-2 with a 1.83 ERA in five career appearances (three starts) against them.

Boston third baseman Rafael Devers is 5-for-8 with two doubles and two RBIs in his career vs. Montas.

The Red Sox plan to start right-hander Kutter Crawford on the mound on Saturday.

Crawford (3-4, 4.30) earned his first major-league win against the Yankees on April 10, throwing two innings of scoreless relief in a 4-3 victory. He took the loss out of the bullpen vs. New York two days earlier after surrendering an RBI single to the first batter he faced in the 11th inning.

All three of his appearances against the Yankees, including the lone start, occurred this season. He is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA in those games.

After giving up just one earned run in back-to-back starts, Crawford wasn't as effective his last time out. He yielded five runs on as many hits in five innings of a 13-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

"I did some pretty good things (in that game). I threw a pretty good splitter, so that's come along," he said. "Little bump in the road. We're going to learn from it and keep working."

Yankees left fielder Andrew Benintendi returned to Fenway Park for the first time since he left Boston following the 2020 season, his fifth with the Red Sox. He went 1-for-4 in the series opener Friday.

"Obviously, the connections I have with all those guys over there go beyond baseball," Benintendi said before the game. "To come back, be able to see a lot of the familiar faces I've seen in the past and play against some old teammates, I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be fun."

--Field Level Media

Updated August 13, 2022

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