Recap - Sox Literally Walk It Off Against Yankees

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Andrew Benintendi drew a bases-loaded walk off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in the winning run as the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park on Friday night.

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Boston pushed two runs across in the final inning sending five men to the plate and never getting the ball out of the infield off Chapman.

Trailing 4-3 in the final frame, Mookie Betts led off with an infield single to short. Dustin Pedroia reached on another infield single to short and with Xander Bogaerts at the plate, Betts and Pedroia executed a double steal to put runners at first and second with no outs.

Yankees' second baseman Ronald Torreyes booted Bogaerts' routine ground ball, allowing Betts to score the tying run.

Hanley Ramirez was intentionally walked, setting the stage for Benintendi's walk-off walk.

Ramirez had two hits in the win including his 14th home run of the year in the third inning.

Robby Scott was the winner in relief with a scoreless ninth inning, following two clean innings by Matt Barnes in relief of Drew Pomeranz.

The loss dropped the Yankees into third place in the American League East behind the Rays. New York has now lost 19 of their last 26 games.

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