Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Red Sox score 9 in a row, edge Yanks 11-6 for division

BOSTON ( Associated Press) — Jeter Downs’ bases-loaded blooper against Aroldis Chapman fell from DJ LeMahieu’s glove to break the tie in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox scored nine unanswered runs to overcome 11-6 on Sunday. to the New York Yankees. night.

After losing the first two games of the series and falling 16 behind the AL East-leading Yankees, the Red Sox won the last two to clinch a division. And they did it with a pair of comebacks sparked by Downs, a 23-year-old rookie named after former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who was supposed to start at Triple-A on Saturday but was scrapped so he could head to Fenway. Park.

A day after scoring three runs in the tenth inning to snap New York’s three-game win streak, Boston scored one in the third, three in the fifth to tie it, one in the sixth to take the lead and four safe runs in the seventh. .

JD Martinez hit a two-run homer to make it 6-6 in the fifth, and Franchy Cordero and Christian Vazquez also homered to help Boston improve to 0-8-1 in the series against the League East foes. American.

Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Carpenter homered for the Yankees, who scored two runs off Boston starter Nick Pivetta in each of the first three innings to open a 6-2 lead.

Vázquez hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third, then hit a run with a double in the fifth; Martinez hit the next pitch to right center field to tie it 6-all. Chapman (0-3) loaded the bases in the sixth with a single and two walks, then Downs pinch-hit for Jarren Duran and sent one into center field.

LeMahieu rallied from second base and Aaron Hicks came in from center, but the ball bounced off LeMahieu’s glove and landed on. Trevor Story scored from third to make it 7-6, but Rob Refsnyder, holding at first, was ejected at second.

Boston added four more in the seventh, loading the bases with an error, a walk and a single before The story was duplicated in the Green Monster in left-center to clear the bases. Albert Abreu replaced Miguel Castro and made a shooting error on Cordero’s touchwhich allowed Story to score from second and make it 10-6.

Chapman was charged with one run and one hit and two walks, striking out two in one inning. Hirokazu Sawamura (1-1) struck out two over two innings for the win.


Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by home plate umpire Tripp Gibson midway through the seventh. Boone came out to argue, animatedly, after Sawamura struck out Stanton looking to finish the top half of the inning.


Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, closer Clay Holmes, catcher José Treviño and left-hander Néstor Cortés were added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game on Sunday. They join starters Aaron Judge and Stanton.

The Red Sox have two players heading to Dodger Stadium for the July 19 game: shortstop Xander Bogaerts was added as a backup and third baseman Rafael Devers was picked as the starter.


Yankees: New York starter Jameson Taillon took a big hit from Vazquez of his right hip in the first inning, he recovered and made the play at first. Taillon remained in the game.

Red Sox: Devers missed the final two games of the series with back pain. … RHP Nathan Eovaldi pitched three-plus innings for the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox on a rehab assignment, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out four. He has been on the disabled list since June 12 with lower back inflammation.


Yankees: After taking Monday off, host Cincinnati for the start of a three-game series on Tuesday. Cole (8-2) will face the Reds RHP Graham Ashcraft (4-2).

Red Sox: RHP rookie Brayan Bello (0-1) makes his second career start when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays.


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