Yanks Halt Red Sox Win Streak In 4-Hour Heated Affair
There is no bigger rivalry in baseball then the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The two-storied franchises always seem to add some drama to their match ups and Wednesday night was no different as both teams battled in a heated 4-hour affair with New York coming out on top 10-7.
It was only the first Boston loss in their last 10 games, while the Yankees moved their record back to .500 with the victory.
But the game was not all about just baseball, as the benches cleared twice but became more intense in the 7th inning, after Designated Hitter Tyler Austin was hit by a pitch causing him to rush the mound and sending both teams into a fracas.
The brawl seemed to have stemmed from a slide earlier in the game when Austin slide with spikes up into second base hitting shortstop Brock Holt in the leg. Both players exchanged words and benches cleared but no punches were thrown.
As for the game, the Yankees jumped on starter David Price with four runs in the first highlighted by a two-run triple off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton that nearly cleared the center field fence. Then Gary Sanchez unloaded on the first of his two home runs in the game to put the Yankees up 4-0.
In the bottom of the frame, Hanley Ramirez brought Red Sox within one with a solo shot to left field.
The Yankees then added a run in the third and three in the fourth to take a commanding 8-1 lead after Sanchez his second bomb of the game.
The Red Sox put together five runs in the bottom of the fifth to get back into the game at 8-6. Hot hitting Mookie Betts (batting .405 on the season) laced a run scoring double to left field. Then JD Martinez showed what he is capable of as he hit a grand slam over the center field fence bringing the Red Sox within two runs.
But the Yankees answered right back with two in the sixth on an RBI single from Stanton and a sac fly off the bat of Didi Gregorius.
The Sox added one last run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was not enough as the Yankees held on for the victory.
Even though the Red Sox have had a strong start, this season both teams are expected to fight for the Division Crown.
TOP GAME HITTERS
Giancarlo Stanton – 3 for 5, 3 R, Triple, 3 RBI
Gary Sanchez – 3 for 5, Double, HR (2), 4 RBI
JD Martinez – 2 for 4, HR (GS), 4 RBI
Jackie Bradly Jr. – 3 for 4, 2 R