The New York Yankees edged nearer to the American League East title by beating the Boston Crimson Sox 7-5 on Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees (93-58) have now received six straight video games and 10 wins of their final 12. In doing so, they surpassed final yr’s whole and opened a 8.5-game division lead.
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Gleyber Torres blasted his twenty fourth residence run of the yr to provide the Yankees an early lead. Triston Casas and Reese McGuire homered within the second to place the Crimson Sox 3-1 up.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s RBI single diminished the deficit earlier than rookie Oswaldo Cabrera’s two-run homer put the Yankees again within the driving seat. It was Cabrera’s fourth residence run since his Aug. 17 debut.
John Donaldson’s RBI single stretched the Yankees’ lead. Casas’ bases-loaded stroll made it 5-4 earlier than Alex Verdugo hit a game-tying single within the seventh.
The Yankees had the final giggle, with Anthony Rizzo hitting a match-winning two-run homer. It was Rizzo’s thirty second residence run of the season.
Either side will meet once more tomorrow within the collection finale, and the Yankees can be aiming for a sweep. They received the primary two video games of the four-match set 5-4 earlier than tonight’s 7-5 win.
The New York Yankees have 11 video games left to play earlier than the postseason will get underway. After wrapping up the Crimson Sox collection, they may journey to Toronto for a three-match set in opposition to the Blue Jays.
New York Yankees celebrity Aaron Choose’s anticipate No. 61 and 62 goes on
Aaron Choose blasted his sixtieth residence run of the yr on Tuesday night time in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He stays just one massive swing away from tying Roger Maris’ long-standing American League document for many residence runs in a season. He’s at the moment tied with Babe Ruth’s tally of 60 homers. Choose is barely the third Yankee in historical past to achieve that milestone.
Naturally, everybody’s consideration is on the AL document and followers have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of that historic second. Since hitting No. 60, Choose has gone 4 video games with out going deep.
Choose’s batting common dropped to .314 after tonight’s recreation because the Crimson Sox’s Xander Bogaerts went 2 for 4 and reclaimed the AL lead at .315. Choose has a league-leading 128 RBIs to his title and is in competition for the MLB’s first Triple Crown since Miguel Cabrera in 2012.
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