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New York Yankees lose no-hitter, drop game to Boston Red Sox

Jul 25, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor (12) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 25, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor (12) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston’s Alex Verdugo broke up a no-hit bid from New York’s Domingo German’s in the eighth inning, opening the door to five runs as the Red Sox rallied past the visiting New York Yankees for a 5-4 win in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday afternoon.

German tossed seven no-hit innings with 10 strikeouts before giving up a leadoff double to Verdugo. Hunter Renfroe and Kike Hernandez each had an RBI double in the inning, and Christian Vazquez and Kevin Plawecki drove in one run apiece before Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to cap the fove-run rally.

Boston improved to 10-3 against New York this season after winning three of four in the series. The Red Sox led 3-0 in Saturday’s game before the Yankees rallied for four runs in the eighth to earn a 4-3 win.

Brandon Workman (1-2) earned the win after allowing a run on two hits in the eighth. Boston starter Martin Perez allowed three runs on six hits and walked two while striking out six over six innings. Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless ninth for his 21st save.

Boston has won five of its past six games while New York has dropped three of four.

Jonathan Loaisiga (7-4) allowed four of Boston’s five runs while failing to record an out in the eighth. Yankees starter German allowed just one run on one hit with a walk in seven-plus innings.

Rougned Odor (2 for 5) had a pair of RBIs while Gleyber Torres (2 for 4) and Gio Urshela (1 for 3) each drove in a run for the Yankees. Urshela was reinstated from the COVID-19 list before the game and started at third base.

New York infielder DJ LeMahieu went 1 for 4 with a double to extend his major-league-leading on-base streak to 35 games.

Boston right-hander Nick Pivetta (8-4, 4.37 ERA) will start Monday to begin a four-game home series with Toronto. New York left-hander Jordan Montgomery (3-5, 3.96 ERA) will get the nod on Tuesday for the opener of a three-game set at Tampa Bay.

–Field Level Media