Red Sox Win 3rd Straight Over Yankees Saturday 9-5 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox won their 3rd straight game over the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park by the score of 9-5. With the win, the Red Sox are now a season high 12 games above .500, are in 2nd place in the AL East, and own the 2nd wild card playoff spot.
With Andrew Benintendi's solo homer and JD Martinez's 2 run homer, the Red Sox have homered in 24 of their last 27 games, totaling 51 roundtrippers. They have recorded at least one extra base hit in each of their last 120 games, Major League Baseball's longest active streak.
Rafael Devers was 3-5 with 2 doubles and leads Major League Baseball with 137 hits.He leads the Red Sox with 59 extra base hits. In his current 8 game hitting streak he has 7 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, 9 runs batted in and is hitting .405 (15-37).
Andrew Benintendi was 3-4 scoring 3 runs with 2 doubles and a homer
Michael Chavis was 2-2 with a RBI. He leads AL rookies with 55 runs, 81 hits, 26 multi-hit games, 114 times on base, and 44 runs. He has knocked in 10 runs in 8 games against the Yankees, and is the 1st Red Sox with 10 plus RBIs against the Yankees in their 1st season, since George "Boomer" Scott had 10 in 1966.
Eduardo Rodriguez earned his 13th win of the season, tied for the most in the major leagues with Lance Lynn, Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. He threw 5.2 innings, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs while striking out 5 and walking 3. His 13 wins tie a career high. Boston is 17-3 in Rodriguez's last 20 starts including 8-1 in his last 9 and 5-0 in his last 5.
The Red Sox are now 8 games out of 1st place. Chris Sale will try to pitch the Red Sox to a 4 game sweep Sunday night. The pregame starts at 6:05 with the 1st pitch at 7:05. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle