Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: Boston salvages series finale

Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: Boston salvages series finale

In another dramatic game before a sellout crowd, Boston moved back into a tie with the Yankees for the AL East lead at 26-11, the best record in the major leagues.

Sabathia, who entered the game as one of the sport's best pitchers six weeks into the season, allowed a leadoff home run by Hanley Ramirez in the fifth that put the Yankees in a 4-0 hole.

We caught up with Gleyber to ask him about his start, how he's been able to fit in, and how he returned from injury previous year.

Bad blood between Yankees and Red Sox fans exists to this day, and when the two teams came together for a recent series, tempers flared.

"Definitely the energy was different", Martinez said. But they've been back for a while now and their fans could not be happier, so I'm all in on a potential Stanley Cup going to a Canadian franchise with fans who truly love hockey, but this team that plays out in the desert and calls Las Vegas its home seems to just keep winning no matter the odds against them, most of which are calculated in that city where wagering is a way of life. I think the fans are buying into it. But it's fun, man.

"I've been chirped at before out here", Martinez said.

"It took forever tonight", Cora said.

Up Next: The Red Sox head to Toronto for a three-game set against the Blue Jays. They've got something going on good there. We also have something good here.

But Thursday turned out to be one of those nights every player experiences during the grind of the long season. Anytime the fans get into it the way they do, even when you're in NY when they're saying bad stuff to you, it's fun.

NY rallied in the seventh while Boston's seemingly comfortable lead burned, as Heath Hembree and Kelly combined to allow four runs on a single hard-hit ball.

"You would've thought it was September or October with how excited it was", Walker said. Similar mistakes were avoided on Thursday, as Rodriguez gave up just an infield single to Giancarlo Stanton and struck out eight over five shutout innings. After Aaron Judge delivered a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning off Joe Kelly in Tuesday's 3-2 victory, the Yankees are 16-1 in their last 17 games and tied for first place.

Craig Kimbrel got redemption in the ninth inning, mowing through the top of the Yankees order. That's when the umpires finally chose to stop playing in the pouring rain, and the delay lasted just around one hour.

We mentioned in this space that one of the impressive aspects of the Braves' start is they had played a pretty tough schedule early on. "I'm not saying that he will miss the next start or that there's a DL situation here, but obviously we want to make sure what's going on".

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