Red Sox rally to beat Yankees 3-2 in extra innings to win series

The Red Sox rallied in the eighth inning and won it on extras after their bullpen stifled a number of Yankees rally attempts to win 3-2 and take two of their division rivals’ three.

In the tenth, Red Sox second baseman Enrique Hernandez drilled a single against Ron Marinaccio (2-3) down the left to score ghost runner Adam Duvall and give the Red Sox the lead (33-33). The Yankees (38-29) escaped further damage in the rest of the inning when Billy McKinney robbed Pablo Reyes of extra bases (or more) with a bounding left wall grab.

Late in the round, Chris Martin brought out DJ LeMahieu before pulling out Jose Trevino and Anthony Volpe to record his first save of the year.

Things started to go south for the Yankees in the eighth inning when Hernandez singled left and advanced to second when Gleyber Torres let Billy McKinney’s return pitch pass him, resulting in an error . A walk from Reese McGuire and a sacrificial bunt from Pablo Eyes put the runners in second and third with just one out. Hernandez then tied the score at 2-all when Jarren Duran retired to Torres.

“We walked the next batter, so does that change him, maybe,” Aaron Boone said of the impact of Torres’ mistake.

“We have to be more careful with the ball, period. But everything affects everything.

He added that coaches and players would sort things out to avoid similar mistakes.

Clay Holmes and Kenley Jensen (2-3) made short work of their opponents in the ninth inning, setting up Hernandez’s heroics in the tenth.

Justin Turner started the scoring in second with a home run to right-center after an eight-pitch at-bat.

Late in the round, Josh Donaldson walked and qualified for third place on a double from McKinney. Trevino dodged an easy out when his ground player bounced off the second base sack and into left field to tag Donaldson and McKinney.

Both starters sailed from there. Clarke Schmidt ended up going 5.1 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and scattering four hits while lowering his ERA to 4.70. Brayan Bello went seven good innings for the Red Sox, allowing just two runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Both starters ended the night without a decision.

“Clark was really good, again,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “[The Red Sox] overloaded him with lefties there, he sailed really well. There were a lot of drummers in there where I just thought he was in control of every situation really well. It was another big step in his growth.

Late in the fourth, Masataka Yoshida earned an extra hit from McKinney with a diving catch. The Yankees were threatening again in the bottom of the sixth but Anthony Rizzo strayed too far from second base and got caught in a run down to end the frame. Rizzo went 0-3 to extend the longest no-hitter streak of his career (27 at bat).

“Just a bit off,” Boone said of his trusty first baseman. “He will go through these things a bit during the season, but he will also understand.”

“He’s a unique hitter,” Boone said with a hint of a smile. “It’s hard for me to identify with what he does, but he’s obviously been doing it and for a very, very long time. He’s just going through a tough time right now.

The Yankees are now 3-4 since Aaron Judge sprained his toe.

The Bombers will then travel to Queens for a subway series with the Mets.

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