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Yankees Lose to Red Sox as Answers, and the Ball, Elude Clint Frazier

Michael Chavis of the Red Sox scored on an error by Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier in the seventh inning on Sunday night.CreditCreditJim Mcisaac/Getty Images

On a handful of occasions this season, Manager Aaron Boone has substituted in a more sure-handed outfielder, such as Cameron Maybin, for Frazier when the Yankees have a lead.

Frazier is an athletic 24-year-old, so he possesses the tools to be better than he showed in Sunday’s 8-5 loss to the underperforming Red Sox, ruining the Yankees’ chance of a three-game sweep.

Starting pitcher C. C. Sabathia returned from a brief stint on the 10-day injured list for his degenerative right knee and delivered a serviceable outing.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius is on track to make his season debut when the Yankees are in Cleveland this coming weekend, Aaron Boone said.

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page D2 of the New York edition with the headline: Defensive Lapses From Familiar Source Cost Yankees.

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