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Andrew Benintendi’s hit bounced a handful of instances earlier than discovering its means into centre area for the profitable run and a giant four-game sweep over the rival Yankees.

The Red Sox now discover themselves in agency management of the AL East.

Benintendi’s RBI single with two outs within the 10th capped Boston’s rally from three runs down within the ninth towards New York nearer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox accomplished a four-game sweep with a 5-Four victory Sunday night time.

“Any 10 hopper that goes through for a hit feels pretty good,” the often quiet Benintendi stated, breaking into a smile. “Everybody knew how big the series was. We came in and did what we wanted to do. We kind of stole this one.”

Boston opened a 9 1/2-game lead atop the division over the Yankees, who misplaced their season-high fifth straight.

“It feels like another great win, obviously it was against our rivals,” Boston’s J.D. Martinez stated.

Rare incidence

Mookie Betts hit his 26th homer for Boston (79-34), which has received eight of 9 video games and owns the majors’ finest document.

The Yankees hadn’t been swept in a four-game sequence by the Red Sox after they entered a sequence 30 or extra video games over .500 since Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ rookie season in 1939, in accordance with the Elias Sports Bureau.

“A tough way to obviously end a tough weekend, but we can’t let this define what’s been a great season,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated.

Sandy Leon looped a two-out single off Jonathan Holder (1-3) within the 10th and superior on a wild pitch. Tony Renda pinch-ran earlier than Benintendi’s single up the center to the appropriate of the second-base bag into centre area.

Matt Barnes (4-3) labored an ideal inning within the prime of the 10th.

For the Yankees, it was a shocking reversal of the Boston Massacre in 1978 when the Yankees got here to city and swept the Red Sox en path to erasing a big lead and capturing the AL East.

“We lost these four games here, but what I can tell you is that we’re gonna keep battling. We’re gonna keep playing ball,” Chapman stated by means of a translator. “There’s no looking back.”

It snapped his streak of changing 22 straight alternatives since his final blown save on May 4.

Price takes shutout into seventh

With New York main 4-1 within the ninth, Chapman loaded the bases on walks earlier than Martinez’s two-out, two-run single pulled Boston inside one. Third baseman Miguel Andujar then bounced a throw to first on Xander Bogaerts’ grounder, with pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr. racing dwelling with the tying run.

Red Sox starter David Price took a shutout into the seventh, giving up two runs and 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and three walks.

Playing on a wonderful mid-summer night time with a sellout crowd amped from the opening pitch, Price and Masahiro Tanaka have been locked in a scoreless duel earlier than Betts hit a dangling cutter utterly out of Fenway Park over the Green Monster within the fifth.

Price, tagged for 12 runs over Four 1/Three innings in his different two begins towards the Yankees this season, left to a rousing ovation with two on and no one out within the seventh.

Heath Hembree walked Shane Robinson earlier than Bogaerts booted what seemed like a positive double-play grounder, permitting two runs. Stanton adopted with an RBI single and Gleyber Torres had a sacrifice fly.

Tanaka gave up one run and 6 hits, hanging out 9 and strolling one in Four 2/Three innings.

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