Yankees shut out for first time in 2017

30 AUG 2016: New York Yankees' second baseman Starlin Castro (14) comes off of the field during a MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. There was an hour rain delay after the fifth inning and the game was played in a steady light rain until conclusion in the 10th inning. New York won in ten innings, 5-4. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Yankees were shut out for the first time all season on Sunday night at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, 3-0. New York becomes the final team to get shut out during the 2017 season, having played 89 games prior to the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Turnabout was fair play on Sunday, as the Yankees shut out the Red Sox, 3-0 in the first game. But come nightfall, they were unable to combat left-hander David Price, who picked up his 15th career win against the franchise.It was the first time the two teams traded shutouts in a doubleheader since 1945.

Coming into the night, Price’s 4.69 ERA against New York was his second-highest total for any team he has made at least four starts against in his career.

New York’s 488 runs are third in all of baseball through Sunday. Despite their +100 run differential — which is fourth-best in baseball — they sit just four games above the .500 mark, but are locked into the second Wild Card spot in the American League.

The offense has been led by right fielder Aaron Judge, who has come seemingly out of nowhere to lead the baseball universe in home runs (30). It appeared Judge had kept the Yankees from getting blanked on Sunday, but then Red Sox centerfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made a spectacular play to rob Judge of a home run.

The Yankee’s bats have slugged their way through 2017, with seven different players reaching the double-digit home run plateau. It’s tough to top the Houston Astros in virtually any offensive category this season, with the Yankees currently ranking second in both slugging percentage and OPS in the American League.

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