James Paxton
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The New York Yankees took three games of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox, with James Paxton leading the way to a 5-0 victory.

  • New York Yankees 5 (95-50)
  • Boston Red Sox 0 (76-68)
  • MLB, Final, Box Score
  • Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Hot take: If James Paxton had been throwing his knuckle curve all year, we could be mentioning him in the Cy Young race.

The New York Yankees took the last of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox on Monday night with a 5-0 win.

Paxton was dominant once again. He tossed 6.2 shutout innings, giving up four hits and fanning seven. This has been a usual day of work for him lately. I mean, just take a look at these numbers since Aug. 1 and tell me this isn’t one of the most dominant starters in baseball.

The increased use of the knuckle-curve has been an absolute godsend. Paxton is quickly solidifying his place as the game one starter in October.

On offense, the Yankees power showed up once again.

Austin Romine opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a solo shot to right.

Most of the Yankees damage on Monday night came in the seventh inning.

Gio Urshela kicked it off with a homer over the green monster in his first start since returning from the I.L.

Following a double by Romine, DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI single to bring him around. Aaron Judge then doubled LeMahieu to third, putting him in position to score on a Gleyber Torres sac fly.

In the ninth, Luke Voit added an insurance run with a bases-loaded RBI single to make the score 5-0.

Savage of the Game - James Paxton

Once again, James Paxton showed up with his ace stuff. He shut down a great Red Sox offense and helped officially bury them in the AL East contention. If Paxton keeps this momentum throughout September and into October, he’s gonna be a nightmare for opposing teams.

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