September 20, 2020

G54: Red Sox 10, Yankees 2

Yankees - 000 001 001 -  2  3  2 
Red Sox - 024 000 31x - 10 14  1
The Red Sox spared themselves the indignity of an "entire" season without at least one win against the Yankees, with a decisive victory in the final meeting of the two teams. Boston went 1-12 against the MFY in this shortened 2020 season.

Tanner Houck (6-1-1-3-4, 85) pitched five no-hit innings and allowed an unearned run. The Yankees had only one hit through the first eight innings. 

Houck, a 24-year-old right-hander, is the eighth pitcher since 1901 - and the first Red Sox pitcher - to throw 5+ innings and give up two hits or fewer in his first two starts. He is also the third Red Sox pitcher in history to go 5+ innings in each of his first two starts without allowing an earned run, joining Boo Ferris (1945) and Vaughn Eshelman (1995).

Houck's stats: 11-3-1-6-11 (0.00 ERA; run is unearned). 

Michael Chavis hit two home runs and drove in five of the Red Sox's first six runs. His two shots came off MFY starter Deivi García (3-8-6-1-2, 76). 

Jackie Bradley went 4-for-5 and scored three times. Other members of the Dong Parade were Bobby Dalbec (#7) and J.D. Martinez (#6).

Drama! . . . From the Globe's Peter Abraham:

A person in a blue Red Sox jersey made their way onto the CF camera platform and has delayed the game. The person threw something on the field and is how evading security by standing over the railing of the platform above the seats.

Security has gotten ahold of the person, who is being led away. 

The person thew two hats onto the field then dangled over the railing of the camera platform and at one point did a few pushups. Bizarre scene.

At one point the Fenway Park invader yelled, "Hey No. 23, you ain't no Michael Jordan" at Michael Chavis and threw a hat towards him. It looked for a second like he might jump from the camera platform.

Chavis said he was a little concerned when the person was on the wall. He was worried something would happen.

Per the Boston Police: The person who caused the delay at Fenway Park was not arrested. He was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

In that guy's defense, he's not wrong. Chavis is no Michael Jordan. 
Deivi García / Tanner Houck

Vázquez, C
Devers, 3B
Martinez, DH
Dalbec, 1B
Bradley, CF
Chavis, LF
Puello, RF
Lin, 2B
Araúz, SS

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