Red Sox score 9 straight, rally Yanks 11-6 for series split

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Boston Red Sox Christian Vazquez celebrates coming home to score on a two-run homer hit by JD Martinez in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday July 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The Jeter Downs base-laden blooper against Aroldis Chapman fell off the gauntlet of DJ LeMahieu to break a sixth-inning tie, and the Boston Red Sox scored nine unanswered runs to rally the New York Yankees 11-6 Sunday night.

After losing the first two games of the series and falling 16 behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East, the Red Sox won the last two to handle a split. And they did it with a pair of comebacks sparked by Downs, a 23-year-old rookie named after former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter who was supposed to start in Triple-A on Saturday but was scratched so he could stand. head towards Fenway Park.

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A day after scoring three runs in the 10th inning to snap New York’s three-game winning streak, Boston scored one in the third, three in the fifth to tie, one in the sixth to take the lead and four runs to insurance in the seventh. .

JD Martinez hit a two-run homer to make it 6-all in the fifth, and Franchy Cordero and Christian Vazquez also homered to help Boston improve to 0-8-1 in the series against the city’s foes. ‘AL East.

Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Carpenter homered for the Yankees, who scored two runs off Boston starter Nick Pivetta in each of the first three innings to open a 6-2 lead.

Vazquez hit a solo homer late in the third, then doubled a home run in the fifth; Martinez hit the next pitch to right center to tie it 6-all. Chapman (0-3) loaded the bases in the sixth on a single and two walks, then the Downs’ pinch shot for Jarren Duran and a bloop to center field.

LeMahieu came back on it from second base and Aaron Hicks came in from center, but the ball glanced at LeMahieu’s glove and fell into it. Trevor Story scored from third to make it 7-6 but Rob Refsnyder, who held on early, was forced off in second.

Boston added four more in the seventh, loading the bases on an error, a walk and a single before Story doubled the green monster high at left center to clear the bases. Albert Abreu replaced Miguel Castro and made a throwing error on Cordero’s bunt, allowing Story to score from second and make it 10-6.

Chapman was charged with one run on a hit and two walks, striking out two in one inning. Hirokazu Sawamura (1-1) struck out two in two innings for the win.


Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by plate umpire Tripp Gibson midway through the seventh. Boone came out to chat, animatedly, after Sawamura knocked out Stanton who was looking to end the top half of the round.


Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, closer Clay Holmes, wide receiver Jose Trevino and left-hander Nestor Cortes were added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game on Sunday. They join starters Aaron Judge and Stanton.

The Red Sox have two players heading to Dodger Stadium for the July 19 game: shortstop Xander Bogaerts was added as a reserve and third baseman Rafael Devers was named the starter.


Yankees: New York starter Jameson Taillon took off a hard hit from Vazquez to his right hip in the first inning, recovered and made the play early. Taillon stayed in the game.

Red Sox: Devers missed the last two games of the series with back pain. … RHP Nathan Eovaldi threw over three innings for the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox on a rehab mission, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out four. He has been on the injured list since June 12 with lower back inflammation.


Yankees: After taking Monday off, host Cincinnati for the start of a three-game series Tuesday. Cole (8-2) will face Reds RHP Graham Ashcraft (4-2).

Red Sox: RHP rookie Brayan Bello (0-1) makes his second career start when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays.


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