Five takeaways following the Red Sox’s third straight series loss – The Athletic


After sweeping the Yankees the first two series of the season, the Red Sox had a chance to bury their rivals further down in the division standings this weekend.

But the Red Sox inflicted a mere papercut on the Yankees rather than the dagger that could have rendered New York’s postseason chances near-hopeless.

Following a convincing 4-0 win on Friday, Saturday offered a maddening, rain-shortened loss with tempers flaring.