BOSTON (AP) – yanks manager Aaron Boone watched two of the Golden Glove fielders drop easy pop-ups. red socks bullet.
Then Boston caught a double foul ball on the plate with Aaron Judge, giving the slugger a new life twice before giving the double-double New York a 6-3 win on Sunday night and a lead-changing series sweep in the AL. wild card race.
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“It’s kind of striking, isn’t it? You can’t make it up,” Boone said. It’s part of the journey right now.”
After the judge flipped a 3-2 lead to a 4-3 lead, Giancarlo Stanton landed a two-run homer on the Green Monster and went outside the ballpark to seal the Yankees’ sixth consecutive win. Stanton, who won Saturday’s game with a grand slam in the eighth inning, was successful in all three games and competed in 10 runs throughout the series.
Mickey Mantle is the only other Yankee to have 10 RBIs in a three-game series against the Red Sox; Joe DiMaggio is the only other player to appear in every game of a three-game series against them.
“It’s a big time right now, so I have to make sure I’m most prepared,” Stanton said. “You can’t be afraid of those moments, or they’ll get close to you very quickly.”
The Yankees, who beat the Red Sox by two games to Boston, had a one game lead in the race to host the October 5 AL wildcard game. Boston remains in playoff position one game ahead of Toronto for the second wildcard.
“That’s not what we wanted to come to the series,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “We couldn’t finish the job. It’s that simple.”
After Boston took a 3-2 lead in seventh in a double-drop pop-up, New York put the runners in second and third before Judge rookie first baseman Bobby Dalbec hit the ball in a short-armed foul as he approached the Red Sox. shelter.
The Red Sox had a second chance to retire the Referee when he tipped 1-2 shots, but catcher Christian Vázquez was unable to control it. (Vázquez said he lost the ball on the switch to his other hand.)
“I felt like a cat,” the judge said. “I felt like I had nine lives out there.”
He then threw the ball to the left center line to make it 4-3.
“You can’t give that guy extra chances,” Stanton said. “It was a huge hit for him to keep pushing, keep fouling areas closed and wait to find one he could drive into the gap.”
Boone said the Judge slid his pinky finger toward second base. The manager said they were able to get him back in place and finish the game.
“I’m not very interested in that,” said the Judge. “I don’t need him to hit, so I think we’ll be in good shape.”
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Chad Green (10-7) took the win despite DJ LeMahieu and Joey Gallo taking a 2-1 lead in the seventh round as DJ LeMahieu and Joey Gallo dropped easy pop-ups, allowing the lead run to score. In total, Green allowed two innings in 1 2/3 innings, two innings.
Aroldis Chapman scored ninth to earn his 30th save.
Garrett Richards (7-8) scored a perfect seventh, but took two steps and dropped Anthony Rizzo’s double in eighth before Adam Ottavino comforted him and allowed the Judge’s two-pointer.
New York was leading 2-1 when José Iglesias single-handedly took seventh place and Alex Verdugo finished second on the bunt single. Joely Rodríguez’s wild shot carried the runners up, and Vázquez hit a victim fly to tie him up.
Green defeated Kiké Hernández, but when pinch-hit Kyle Schwarber took the first step he saw in front of the Yankees bunker, LeMahieu surprised him. Another seemingly easy popup exploded from Gallo’s glove in the middle left, allowing the run to score.
NO SMOKE, NO FIRE
The game was delayed by four minutes with two starts at the start of the fourth half as the fire alarm went off at Fenway Park. The referees asked for time, but the teams remained on the field. The Red Sox said the alarm was caused by a faulty sprinkler head.
As the game restarted, Saturday’s match winner Stanton blew Eduardo Rodríguez’s head off with a single-bouncing line drive from second base to centre.
Red socks: LHP placed Josh Taylor on injury list (retroactive until 23 September). RHP Eduard Bazardo has been recalled from Triple-A Worcester to take his place on the roster.
Yanks: After a day off, start a three-game streak against the Blue Jays with RHP Jameson Taillon (8-6, 4.41 ERA) in Toronto.
Red socks: Take a break Monday before embarking on the end-of-season journey with LHP Chris Sale (5-0, 2.57 ERA) facing the Orioles.
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