NEW YORK – Kiké Hernández came out of a 27-0 slump with a tie-breaking double in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox posted their 20th comeback win, beating 5-3 on Saturday night. to the New York Yankees.
No other team in the majors has scored as many victories as Boston in games that have been low on the board this season.
Puerto Rican Hernández registered his first RBI since May 20 after finding a fastball from Chad Green (0-4) and sending the ball to the left-field wall, driving Rafael Devers from first base.
Christian Vazquez drove Hernandez on a shift later with a ground run that went over first base, and Bobby Dalbec followed with a 453-foot two-run homer.
The Yankees trailed Toronto for fourth place in the AL East. They are 3-9 in their last 12 games, and are averaging just 2.4 runs. Clint Frazier hit New York’s 55th double play, the most in the majors, in the seventh inning.
Garrett Whitlock (1-1), who played in branches of the Yankees, faced New York for the first time since Boston selected him in last year’s draft. He allowed a legacy running back to score in the sixth inning, but didn’t allow a single run in the inning and two-thirds he pitched.
Thus he obtained his first victory in the majors.
For the Red Sox, Danny Santana 5-1; Rafael Devers 5-2 with two runs and two RBIs. Venezuelan Marwin González 3-1 with an RBI. Puerto Ricans Hernández 4-1 with one scored and one produced; Christian Vazquez 4-2 with a run scored and an RBI.
For the Yankees, Colombian Gio Urshela 4-2 with a run scored. Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 3-1 with one run scored and three RBIs. The Dominicans Miguel Andújar 3-0; Gary Sánchez 3-1.