The Boston Red Sox are as hot as the weather, defeating the New York Yankees Sunday night-Monday morning 5-4 in 10 innings, earning their 4th straight win and 5th walk-off of the season. They now lead the Yankees by 9.5 games with 49 games left in the regular season.

Consider this, the Red Sox have won 8 out their last 9 games, 23 of their last 28 (,821) and 49 of their last 68 (.721). At Fenway, they have won 18 of their last 21 home games and this season their home record of 42-15 (.737) is the best in baseball

Andrew Benintendi was the hero driving in pitch runner Tony Renda. Benintendi was 3-6 with a double. He absolutely destroys Yankee pitching. He has hit safely in his last 12 games against New York. He has 36 hits versus the Yankees since the start of 2017, ranking just behind Mookie Betts with 37.

Mookie Betts was 2-4 with a homer and walked twice. He now has 26 homers, 2 more than last year.

JD Martinez was 1-4 with 2 runs batted in with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. He leads the majors with 93 runs batted in. Martinez has reached base in all 49 Red Sox home games, the longest streak in the majors since Ichiro Suzuki reached base 63 times in 2009.

David Price pitched well, escaping some jams throughout the night. He left in the 6th inning with a 1-0 lead and struck out 5 and walked 3. He ended up being charged with 2 earned runs, as Heath Embree pitching in relief gave up 4 runs in the 7th inning.

Tyler Thornburg pitched a scoreless 9th inning and Matt Barnes pitched the 10th and picked up his 4th win of the season.

The Yankees, losers of their last 5 head to Chicago to play the White Sox.

The Red Sox are off on Monday before opening a 3 game series in Toronto. Drew Pomeranz is scheduled to pitch, with the pregame at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:07 on AM 1370 WDEA.

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