Recap - Hanley Homers Twice As Red Sox Sweep Yanks

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Hanley Ramirez homered twice as the Red Sox erased a 4-0 deficit to beat the Yankees 5-4 at Fenway Park Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep of New York.

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Ramirez (pictured) was electrifying in these four games going nine-for-sixteen with four home runs, and nine runs batted in. Over his past eighteen games he has gone deep eleven times and driven in 28 runs.

The Yankees took a 4-0 lead off of Drew Pomeranz with single runs in the first and third innings, and two in the fourth inning, those coming on rookie Gary Sanchez's home run, one of his three hits Sunday night. Get used to him, Red Sox fans, because we're going to be seeing a lot of this kid over the next few years.

Boston crept to within one in the bottom of the fifth inning on Hanley's first home run of the game, a three-run blast that scored Bryan Holaday and Xander Bogaerts.

Jackie Bradley Jr. tied the game an inning later with an RBI single that drove in Travis Shaw, and Ramirez gave Boston a 5-4 lead in the seventh with his second home run of the game.

Pomeranz only lasted 3.2 innings, charged with all four New York runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. The bullpen held the Yankees scoreless the rest of the way, scattering four hits and striking out four without walking a batter.

Koji Uehara earned his seventh save of the season.

The Red Sox bullpen - a sore spot for much of the season, has posted a 0.94 ERA so far in the month of September.

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