The Red Sox leave New York still in first place, 17 games above .500, and with a season-high 5.5 game lead over the second place Yankees and miles ahead of everyone else. After an embarrassing loss in Friday night’s game, the Sox found their balls and dominated the Yankees on Saturday, winning 10-5 and sealing the series win on Sunday night with a 3-2 win in the 10th inning.
Highlights & Stats:
– Andrew Benintendi put the Sox over the top with two 3-run homers in Saturday’s 10-5 victory.
– Benintendi is now the 3rd Red Sock under 22 years old to have 4 HR and 11 RBIs against the Yankees, joining Mookie Betts and Ted Williams.
– Aaron Judge has now struck out in 30 consecutive games, the first MLB player to do so since 2012. Two more, and he’ll tie the all-time record.
– Xander Bogaerts continues his freefall, going 0-12 this series. He hasn’t had a hit since August 8.
– Chris Sale pitched his 16th double-digit K’s game, closing in on Pedro’s 1999 record
– Youngest-player-in-the-entire-MLB Rafael Devers hit a HR in Sunday night’s game (only his 15th Major League appearance) off Aroldis Chapman’s 102.8 mph fastball, making it the fastest pitch hit for a homer since the Majors started tracking pitch velocity in 2008.
– Devers is also only the second lefty to homer off Chapman, the first being Luke Scott for the Orioles in 2011.
– The Red Sox have now won 10 out of their last 11 games, and 11/14 extra-inning games