The Yankees could be forgiven for getting a little comfortable in the 9th inning.
"I know what I said and I know how I feel about it", Cora said. We came in and did what we wanted to do. Kind of stole this one. The Yankees somehow entered Boston on Thursday night just four games back in the loss column and exited about 98 hours later eight games back. Lou Merloni joins our Boston Sports Tonight crew to break down the impressive win.
After consecutive losses on Friday and Saturday, New York finally looked like it had a bit of a spark on Sunday, taking a 4-1 lead in the seventh inning.
The Red Sox thumped the Yankees in the first game of the rivals' weekend series in what quickly turned into a high-scoring contest.
They are 8-5 against the Yankees, putting to rest any doubts Cashman might have had when he said: "You wonder what their record would be if they weren't playing us".
Matt Barnes (4-3) worked a flawless inning in the top of the 10th. Instead, they found themselves buried by a four-game sweep that hands their foes a monstrous edge in the AL East.
That's not to say Belichick didn't enjoy himself.
It snapped his streak of converting 22 straight opportunities since his last blown save on May 4. Another later scored when the following hitter, Xander Bogaerts, tapped a ground ball to third baseman Miguel Andujar. We are three games down in the four-game Red Sox series in Fenway and who knows what awaits us tonight as we face off in the ESPN game.
To watch a live stream of the fourth New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox game of their four-game series, use the stream provided by WatchESPN. Giancarlo Stanton followed with an RBI single off Heath Hembree, and Torres' sacrifice fly increased New York's lead to three.
NY demoted Sonny Gray to the bullpen after his loss Wednesday to Baltimore and replaced him in the rotation with newly acquired Lance Lynn, who pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against the Orioles.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected one pitch into the bottom of the first inning for arguing after an inside pitch to Mookie Betts. Sometimes the best prepared teams in baseball need to look at the reality of where they are and make some adjustments. The Red Sox had inflicted just about every indignity on the Yankees this weekend short of David Ortiz coming out of retirement to walk them off.
"The fans here, they took that as a pivotal moment on winning a championship", he said. The walk-off victor came when Andrew Benintendi shot a base hit up the middle just out of reach of another Yankees shift.