Red Sox Rally Defeat the Yankees 9-6
The Boston Red Sox came from behind for the 31st time this season, defeating the New York Yankees 9-6 Friday night, August 18th at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox were trailing 6-3 going into the bottom of the 7th inning before scoring 4 runs in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th inning.
Drew Pomeranz pitched 3.1 innings before leaving with back spasms. In that time he allowed 4 hits, 0 runs and struck out 4, while walking 1. The Red Sox went through 5 other pitchers, before Addison Reed picked up the win, pitching 1.2 innings and Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th, striking out the side for his 29th save of the season.
Mitch Moreland gave the Red Sox the lead for good, with a pinch hit, 2 out 2 runs single in the 7th inning.
Rafael Devers was 2-4, with 2 RBIs. He hit his 7th career homer in 19 games. Devers now has 4 homers in his last 5 games.
Christian Vazquez was 3-3 with a home run. He scored 3 times and walked once.
Andrew Benintendi now has a 11 game hitting streak, the longest active in the AL after hitting a single, driving in a run in the 7th inning.
The Red Sox win and Yankee loss extended Boston's AL East lead over New York to 5.0 games. The Red Sox and Yankees will play the 2nd game of the 3 game series Saturday night. Chris Sale will pitch for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.