Bogaerts defines for Boston in 10th sweep to Yankees

Xander Bogaerts hits a two-run single for the Boston Red Sox in the 10th inning of the game against the New York Yankees on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens)Kathy Willens / AP

NEW YORK (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single with two outs in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Sunday night in a bizarre finish to sweep a three-game series. in the Bronx for the first time since June 2011.

Marwin Gonzalez tied the game with a home run in the seventh inning for Boston and made a slick defensive play at second base with a runner in scoring position for the last out. Gonzalez also converted a tricky double play in the bottom of the 10th _and made a pitching error that sent Tyler Wade to second base with two outs.

Gleyber Torres hit a double that evened the scoreline in the bottom of the ninth off closer Matt Barnes (2-1), but Boston (36-23) rallied to win for the fourth time in a row and get into their best position in the league. campaign, 13 games above .500 average


Dominican right-hander Phillips Valdez got three outs to score his first major league save.

For the Red Sox, Venezuelan Gonzalez 4-1 with scored and two RBIs. Puerto Ricans Christian Vázquez 4-1 with scored, and Enrique Hernández 4-0. The Dominicans Rafael Devers 5-0, and Danny Santana 3-0.

For the Yankees, the Dominicans Gary Sánchez 4-2 with a pair of RBIs, and Miguel Andújar 5-1 with scored. Venezuelans Torres 5-2 with scored and RBI, and Rougned Odor 1-0 with scored. Colombian Gio Urshela 5-2.

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