The Yankees almost avoided a four-game sweep by the Red Sox, but everything fell apart in the ninth inning Sunday night at Fenway Park.
New York scored four runs in the seventh Sunday and held a three-run lead heading into the ninth inning. But, Boston plated three runs in that frame and scored again in the 10th to pull out a 5-4 win.
Boston started its rally in the ninth when Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman issued back-to-back, one-out walks. After registering a strikeout, Chapman walked the bases loaded before J.D. Martinez followed with a two RBI single to cut the Red Sox deficit to one. Boston tied the score on a throwing error by Yankees third baseman Miguel Andújar.
Andrew Benintendi then secured the Red Sox victory with a walk-off, two-out single an inning later.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 6, 2018
Red Sox starter David Price had a solid outing, giving up only two earned runs in six innings on the mound.
The Red Sox comeback finished out a worst-case scenario for the Yankees over the weekend. Entering the series with a chance to make up ground on their rival, the Yankees instead are now 9 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox in the American League East.
Studs of the night
Mark Trumbo hit two home runs and tallied five RBIs in the Orioles 9-6 win over the Rangers.
Two Trum💣s were the difference. #Birdland
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 5, 2018
Nationals starter Tanner Roark surrendered just one run in seven innings on the mound against the Reds. Washington pulled out a 2-1 win.
Duds of the night
Cubs reliever Randy Rosario allowed four runs in one inning of work against the Padres. Chicago fell 10-6.
A’s catcher Josh Phegley went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in his team’s 6-0 loss to the Tigers.
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick robbed Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor of a home run in the sixth inning.
Robbed. 😮 pic.twitter.com/3csavWJok8
— MLB (@MLB) August 5, 2018
Phillies (63-48) at Diamondbacks (62-51) — Two teams fighting for an NL playoff spot open a three-game series in Arizona on Monday. Philadelphia currently leads the National League East by 1.5 games while the Diamondbacks are tied with the Dodgers for first in the NL West. Jake Arrieta is set to start for Philadelphia. Zack Godley will take the mound for Arizona.