Anthony Rizzo departs Yankees-Red Sox game after scary collision at first base

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The New York Yankees were looking to mount a comeback in the top of the seventh inning on Sunday Night Baseball against the Boston Red Sox. It was the rubber match of the series. They had runners on first and second with nobody out and Anthony Rizzo at the plate.

Rizzo quickly fell behind 0-2 after staring at two strikes right over the plate. Yankees fans' frustrations began to mount because of how bad he's been on the offensive side of the ball.

But Rizzo stayed alive. He protected with two strikes. It looked like he could be battling back. Then he tapped a ground ball weakly to the right side.

It looked like a double play ball ... and it should have been. But Dominic Smith bobbled the exchange and couldn't throw to second base. So he turned to at least get one out at first ... but he made a bad throw to reliever Brennan Bernardino, who couldn't make the catch.

The good news was that the Yankees loaded the bases. The bad news was that Rizzo collided with Bernardino and fell awkwardly on his wrist. He left the game with an injury after being unable to get up for a few moments.

Anthony Rizzo departs Yankees-Red Sox game after scary collision at first base

"Anthony Rizzo collision at first base" already has Yankees fans uneasy because of what happened last year when Fernando Tatis Jr. barreled into Rizzo's head and ruined his last full season of play.

It's unclear how serious Rizzo's injury is at the moment, but manager Aaron Boone wasted no time taking him out of the game in favor of Oswaldo Cabrera (DJ LeMahieu moved over to first base).

To make matters worse? The Yankees scored zero runs with the bases loaded and nobody out. Both Gleyber Torres and Jose Trevino put up two of the worst at-bats you'll ever see, and then LeMahieu ripped a line drive to center that was caught for the final out of the seventh.

That was the Yankees' chance to save the rubber match without there being added pressure in the final two frames. But of course, this is what happens when the Yankees head to Fenway. Weird things happen. Players get injured. The Red Sox, who just split a four-game set with the White Sox, will probably beat the two best teams in baseball back-to-back after returning home. That's just how it is.