The New York Yankees moved closer to the American League East title by beating the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Saturday.
The Yankees (93-58) have now won six straight and 10 wins in their last 12. In doing so, they surpassed last year’s total and opened up a division lead of 8.5 games.
“Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em. #RepBX” – New York Yankees
Gleyber Torres hit his 24th home run of the year to give the Yankees an early lead. Triston Casas and Reese McGuire homered in the second to put the Red Sox up 3-1.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s RBI single cut the deficit before rookie Oswaldo Cabrera’s two-run homer put the Yankees back in the driving seat. It was Cabrera’s fourth home run since his debut on Aug. 17.
John Donaldson’s RBI single extended the Yankees’ lead. Casas’ bases-loaded walk made it 5-4 before Alex Verdugo hit a game-tying single in the seventh.
The Yankees had the last laugh, with Anthony Rizzo hitting a game-winning, two-run homer. It was Rizzo’s 32nd home run of the season.
Both sides will meet again tomorrow in the series finale, with the Yankees aiming for a sweep. They won the first two games of the four-match set 5-4 before tonight’s 7-5 victory.
The New York Yankees have 11 games left to play before the postseason begins. After the Red Sox series concludes, they will travel to Toronto for a three-game set against the Blue Jays.
New York Yankees Superstar Aaron Judge’s wait for No. 61 and 62 continues
Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the year Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He’s just one big swing away from tying Roger Maris’ long-standing American League record for most home runs in a season. He is currently tied with Babe Ruth’s tally of 60 home runs. Judge is only the third Yankee in history to reach that milestone.
Naturally, everyone’s attention is on the American League record, and fans have been eagerly awaiting that historic moment. Since he reached No. 60, Judge has gone four games without digging deep.
Judge’s batting average dropped to .314 after tonight’s game as the Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 and regained the AL lead at .315. Judge has a league-leading 128 RBI and is in contention for the first MLB Triple Crown since Miguel Cabrera in 2012.
For more news and updates, go to the Sportskeeda Baseball page.
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