Luis Urías turns into first Crimson Sox participant to hit grand slams on consecutive pitches, Boston beats Yankees 8-1

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Crimson Sox are 7-1 in opposition to the Yankees in 2023.

Luis Urías notched a grand slam for the second consecutive sport on Saturday afternoon. (AP Picture/Mary Altaffer) AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Till a few days in the past, Luis Urias of the Boston Crimson Sox had by no means hit a grand slam within the Main Leagues. Now the light-hitting infielder is in a class with Corridor of Famer Jimmy Foxx.

Urias turned the primary Crimson Sox participant to hit grand slams on consecutive pitches and the primary in 80 years to hit slams in consecutive video games in main Boston to an 8-1 victory over the fading Yankees Saturday, sending New York to its seventh straight loss.

Urias cleared the bases in his final at-bat in opposition to Washington reliever Robert Garcia on Thursday evening and the ninth-place hitter shocked Yankees ace Gerrit Cole within the second inning with a blast to left middle.

Urias, who was acquired from Milwaukee in a deal on the commerce deadline, is the primary Crimson Sox to hit grand slams in consecutive video games since Foxx on Might 20-21 in 1940. He is also the primary participant within the majors to hit grand slams in consecutive journeys to the plate since Josh Willingham with Washington in 2009.

Earlier than hitting the grand slam, the infielder had a mixed .181 common with Milwaukee and Boston.

“I by no means hit a grand slam in my profession, not even winter leagues, not even minor leagues,” Urías stated via a translator. “Now I’ve two and I’ve one in opposition to the Yankees in one of many largest rivalries in baseball. So I’m very excited for it.”

The final Boston participant to hit grand slams in consecutive plate look was Invoice Mueller, who did it within the seventh and eighth inning at Texas on July 29, 2003.

“Urías simply demolished a slider. It’s excellent there on the nook down and away. It’s a phenomenal pitch however a greater swing.” stated Cole, who additionally gave up a two-run drive to eighth-place hitter Connor Wong within the fourth, the final inning of his shortest outing of the season.

After, permitting the catcher’s seventh homer, Cole (10-4) stared blankly in direction of proper discipline in disbelief. Cole tied a season excessive by permitting six runs for the third time and gave up seven hits.

Kutter Crawford no-hit New York for five 1/3 innings till Aaron Decide homered for the second straight sport on the right-hander’s 67th pitch.

The shedding streak is the longest for New York since Sept. 4-10, 2021. At 60-63, New York is three video games beneath this late within the season for the primary time since they had been 56-59 following a win over the Angels on Aug. 30, 1995.

“We’re scuffling a proper now in plenty of locations,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated.

The Yankees misplaced their sixth straight to the Crimson Sox and had been held to 2 runs or fewer for the forty first time.

Boston gained for the eighth time in 12 video games and produced 12 hits for the second straight sport. The Crimson Sox (65-58) pulled inside placing distance of Seattle for the ultimate wild-card spot.

“The at-bats had been super at this time,” Boston supervisor Alex Cora stated. “He’s top-of-the-line if not the very best starters within the large leagues.”

Pablo Reyes added an RBI ground-rule double within the eighth on a ball that went over left fielder Greg Allen’s head and bounced into the stands, prompting just a few “Let’s Go Crimson Sox” chants from the stands. Rafael Devers opened the ninth by homering on a 3-0 pitch.

After falling behind, the Yankees ran themselves out of the second on a failed bunt try.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa tried to bunt however softly popped as much as Wong, who shortly doubled off Giancarlo Stanton, who was nearing second.

Crawford prevented the Yankees from rallying additional when he ended the sixth by placing out Stanton.

Crawford matched a season-high by pitching six innings. He struck out 5, walked two and allowed two baserunners.

“With the ability to go six innings is nice however extra of it’s on the offense,” Crawford stated. “They jumped out early, I had an early lead and it’s lots simpler to pitch when you might have a six-run lead.”

Turner strikes once more

Within the fifth, Boston’s Justin Turner hit a foul ball into the Yankee radio sales space however this time it didn’t hit play-by-play man John Sterling. Within the ninth inning on June 10, Turner hit a foul ball that hit Sterling within the head. He signed a ball for the longtime announcer the next day.

Coach’s room

Crimson Sox: 1B Tristan Casas (tooth an infection) was scratched from the unique lineup.

Up subsequent

RHP Clarke Schmidt (8-7, 4.76 ERA) begins for the Yankees Sunday and Nick Pivetta (8-6, 4.34) will both begin or observe an opener for Boston.