Recap - Price Bends But Sox Don't Break

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning to beat the Yankees 6-5 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The win was Boston's third straight against New York which has now lost six of their last seven games and appears to be fading in the American League Wild Card race.

David Price started for the Red Sox but lacked his recent sharpness, allowing all five Yankee runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

Gary Sanchez touched him for a two-run homer in the top of the third inning, his fifteenth of the year.

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Xander Bogaerts (pictured) and Hanley Ramirez each had three hits for Boston. Bogaerts drove in the first Red Sox run with a double that plated Andrew Benintendi in the third. He drove in two more in the fifth with his 20th home run of the year.

Boston tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a Mookie Betts single that scored Bogaerts and took the lead three hitters later when Betts scored on a wild pitch.

The bullpen provided three scoreless innings of relief highlighted by a four-out save by Craig Kimbrel who struck out each of the hitters he faced for his 27th save of the year.

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