Boston Red Sox: Lefty Josh Taylor's Shutdown Seventh Inning Set-Up the Club's 32nd Comeback Win of the Season


The Red Sox are back in sole possession of first place in the AL East after their dramatic comeback win over the Yankees on Sunday. All season long, the Red Sox have been providing memorable moments, this win over the Yankees has been there best to date. 

Yankees starter Domingo Germán was throwing a gem on the bump, he had the Red Sox bats guessing all afternoon. Germán had a no-hitter against the Red Sox lineup through seven innings. 

The momentum swung back into the Red Sox favor following the top of the seventh inning. With one out and trailing 3-0, manager Alex Cora made a huge pitching change. 

The bases were loaded after Yacksel Ríos walked two batters and hit another one. Cora decided to go get his erratic reliever and replace him with Josh Taylor. The bulldog left-hander has had an impressive season for Boston and has pitched very well in high-leverage situations. To date, this was his biggest moment of the season.

Taylor would come into the game and strike out Giancarlo Stanton swinging and then he would get Rougned Odor to fly out to right field. The Yankees squandered a major opportunity and the Red Sox needed to make them pay. Boston would do exactly that in the eighth inning scoring five unanswered runs. 

Boston’s win was their 61st on the season and tied them with the Astros for the best record in the American League. The win was also their 32nd comeback win of 2021. 

Following the game, Cora would praise his left-handed reliever. 

“That was the ballgame right there, although they scored one more. We need to throw strikes in those situations. I told the guys, I said, ‘Well, this is it right here. Regardless if it’s lefty, right, it doesn’t matter. If we get out of it, we have a chance. If we don’t, we don’t. But we have to throw strikes and JT will do that.’”

That’s exactly what happened, the offense woke up and the Red Sox took care of the Yankees. With the win, the Red Sox won three-of-four from New York. 

The offense received huge praise following the win on Sunday. If Taylor had not done his job in the seventh, Boston might have split the series with the Yankees. 

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Boston Sports Syndicate: Boston Red Sox: Lefty Josh Taylor's Shutdown Seventh Inning Set-Up the Club's 32nd Comeback Win of the Season
Boston Red Sox: Lefty Josh Taylor's Shutdown Seventh Inning Set-Up the Club's 32nd Comeback Win of the Season
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