The Boston Red Sox were trailing the New York Yankees 3-1 with 2 outs in top of the 9th inning. But Masataka Yoshida, hitting with a 3-2 count hit a 2-run homer 405 foot homer to right field, to tie the game. The homer ended his 75 at-bat homerless streak.

Then, in the 10th inning, Ceddanne Rafaela homered to deep center, his 10th of the season, driving in David Hamilton, the ghost runner to give the Red Sox their 5th win in a row. The Yankees have now lost 4 games in a row, and are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

Tanner Houck started for the Red Sox and went 3.1 innings allowing 2 hits and 3 runs, although just 1 run was earned. He struck out 1 and walked 4.

Bailey Horn pitched 2.2 innings of 2-hit ball, striking out 3. Cam Booser, recalled from Worcester prior to the game when Chris Martin was placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation pitched 2.0 innings, allowing 1 hit, striking out and walking 1. Justin Slaten picked up the win, pitching the 9th inning and is now 5-2. Kenley Jansen pitched the 10th, earning his 17th save of the season.

Romy Gonzalez was 2-3 with a double and homer. Enmanuel Valdez was 2-3.

Boston is now in the 3rd wild card spot. They trail the Minnesota Twins by a half game for the 2nd wild card spot.

Boston and New York play the 2nd game of the 3-game series Saturday afternoon. The pregame starts at 12:05 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 1:05 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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