By the time Red Sox righty Rick Porcello pumped his fist after the last out he recorded in a one-hit complete game on Friday, the Yankees had spent nine innings trying to dig themselves out of a hole. And not just on the scoreboard.
The hole appeared in each at-bat, as the Yankees consistently fell behind in the count against Porcello, unable to create an offensive spark.
Miguel Andujar’s homer leading off the third inning was the only hit the Yankees could muster against Porcello at Fenway Park, as the right-hander retired the final 21 batters in a row to finish off an 86-pitch one-hitter in New York’s 4-1 loss to Boston.
“I didn’t think we had bad at-bats against him,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I just — he was filling up the zone.”
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