NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Gerrit Cole drove Rafael Devers back and scored 12, Matt Carpenter scored three more and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 13-2 on Sunday when Boston star Chris Sells played the game. left with a broken one. Little finger in the first innings.
The Yankees reached double digits in runs for the 16th time, no other team has had more than 10 such games, and they enter a half-season break with the best record of 64-28 in the major leagues. Since starting in 1933, 64 wins before the All-Star break put the 2018 Astros in third place.
Cole (9-2) took Devers off the plate with a 99-mile low fastball on his first pitch against third baseman after dropping two homers on July 7 in Boston. Devers looked from the ground, then swinging a high fastball out.
Cole conceded two runs for three hits in seven innings for four wins.
Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu were hit by pitches after Cole dropped Devers. Lemahieu was very upset after pitching his left elbow in the eighth, but manager Aaron Boone said there was no injury concern.
For the Red Sox, Colombian Jeter went down 3-2 with one run and two RBIs; Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 2-0 and Dominican franchise Cordero and Rafael Devers 3-0.
Marvin Gonzalez of Venezuela 1-0 and Gleber Torres 5-1 for the Yankees.