Yankees free agents, stories to watch in MLB playoffs 2021

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It ended fittingly, with Garrett Whitlock — a minor league Yankee a year ago, who was left exposed to the Rule 5 draft and plucked by Boston — on the mound.

He made one mistake, which Giancarlo Stanton lasered into the right-field stands, but not another. Joey Gallo and Gleyber Torres, who both represent varying degrees of Yankees mistakes this season, flew out, and the Red Sox escaped Fenway Park with a sound 6-2 win in which they outplayed the Yankees in just about every facet.

Boston out-hit (7-6), dramatically out-controlled (seven walks issued by Yankees pitchers, none from Red Sox pitchers) and out-thought the Yankees, who had Aaron Judge waved around third only to be thrown out at the plate by several feet.


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