BOSTON -AP- It took several big hits for the Red Sox to climb back from an early deficit, but all they needed was a wild pitch to finally take the lead in Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.
Mookie Betts roared home on a misfire by Adam Warren with two outs in the seventh. It was Betts who tied the game just moments earlier with an RBI single up the middle through a drawn-in infield. Xander Bogaerts, in the middle of everything all day, started the two-run rally with a double to right-center.
Wild pitch helps Red Sox edge reeling Yankees
The shortstop had an RBI double and a solo shot (homer No. 20) earlier in the game.
The surging Red Sox will go for a four-game sweep against their rivals on Sunday night. This was the second comeback in the last three days. The Yankees held leads of 3-0 and 5-2, but the Red Sox chipped away all afternoon.
With 14 games left, Boston leads the American League East by 2 1/2 games, pending the outcome of Baltimore's home game with the Rays and Toronto's contest at Anaheim. New York is 4 1/2 back in the Wild Card. 
For the fourth time in as many starts against the Yankees this season,David Price (nine hits, five earned runs) wasn't at his best. New York worked him for 113 pitches over six innings. The lefty did grind through the start to keep his team in the game, walking none and striking out seven. Price wound up with a no-decision, snapping his streak of victories in seven straight starts.
Gary Sanchez hit an impressive two-run shot that soared over the Green Monster to put the Red Sox in a 3-0 hole with two outs in the third. According to Statcast™, Sanchez's 15th homer of the season and second at Fenway had a projected distance of 407 feet.
The Yankees lost Starlin Castro in the fifth inning due to a right hamstring strain suffered when he ran to second on a double. Jacoby Ellsbury exited in the eighth with a right knee injury.
Ian Browne and Bryan Hoch /

Comments are closed.