Judge’s homers power Yankees to sweep of Red Sox

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Xander Bogaerts enjoyed a big night for the Red Sox with a pair of homers while tying a career-high with four hits. He hit a two-run homer four batters into the game off James Paxton and then slugged a solo drive in the fifth off King.

Bogaerts finished with his eighth career multi-homer game. The shortstop also produced at least four hits for the 16th time in his career.

Devers also had an RBI single in Boston’s three-run third off Paxton and scored on a fielding error by left fielder Miguel Andujar, who misplayed a single by Bogaerts.

Christian Vazquez added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who scored more than five runs for the second time this season but fell to 1-10 in their last 11 meetings with the Yankees.

The Yankees picked up their latest win over Boston despite Paxton struggling again with fastball velocity, averaging 91.5 mph. He labored through three innings, allowing five runs (three earned) and seven hits.

After King pitched 3 2/3 innings, Adam Ottavino (1-0) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out Jackie Bradley Jr. to end the eighth. Zack Britton breezed through a hitless ninth and recorded his third save.

Austin Brice escaped a bases-loaded jam in a 29-pitch first as Boston’s opener.

–Field Level Media