The Red Sox and Yankees endured in some late-game dramatics Sunday night, but Boston was able to come out on top defeating New York 6-5, to pull off the sweep. Here’s a recap:
- Richards goes five: Garrett Richards tossed five innings, allowing three runs off eight hits, striking out six and walking two. Although not fantastic by any means, it was another solid start from the right-hander.
- Verdugo knocks towering solo shot: With just the second at-bat of the ballgame, Alex Verdugo lifted a towering blast to right-center field 446 feet, with an exit velocity of 108.8 MPH to put the Red Sox up 1-0 early.
- Gonzalez ties it up in seventh: After Hunter Renfroe lead off the top of the seventh with a walk, Marwin Gonzalez scorched a ball 96.8 MPH, 347 feet over the left field fence to knot the ballgame up at 3-3.
- Red Sox take lead in eighth: With a Xander Bogaerts sacrifice fly to score Christain Arroyo in the top of the eighth, the Red Sox took the late 4-3 lead.
- Barnes unable to shut the door, but gets a little lucky: Gleyber Torres drove in Aaron Judge with an RBI double to tie it up at four in the ninth. Barnes struck out Gio Urshela for the second out, but decided to intentionally walk Gary Sanchez to put two on. Rougned Odor worked a full count, and on the payoff pitch by Barnes, the closer threw a curveball that was blatantly outside, but was called a strike to retire the side. They were headed to extras.
- Red Sox take 6-4 lead in 10th: With a runner on second to start the inning in extras (the MLB’s new rule), Bobby Dalbec led off with a walk. Christian Arroyo moved both over with a sacrifice bunt, and Xander Bogaerts came through big time with a two-RBI single to take the lead.
- Despite trouble, Valdez gets save: Phillips Valdez hit Clint Frazier with the second pitch of the half inning, putting two on with nobody out, but Miguel Andujar grounded into a double play. Tyler Wade would drive in the runner on third, Rougned Odor, but DJ LeMahieu grounded out to end the ballgame. The win gave Valdez his first save of the year.