Chris Sale tossed six strong innings and the Red Sox hitters obliterated Yankee pitching as Boston cruised to a 14-1 win over New York at Fenway Park Tuesday night.
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Mookie Betts (pictured) led the offensive onslaught with four hits including a pair of doubles and a grand slam, part of an 11-hit Boston attack. Betts drove in four runs and scored five times in the rout.
Sale was the beneficiary of the impressive outburst going six innings and striking out eight for his first win of the year. The lone blemish was an Aaron Judge solo home run in the top of the fifth.
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez, one of three RBI's he had in the game. They scored three more times in the second inning on a two-RBI double by Andrew Benintendi and another run-scoring single by Ramirez.
The big inning was the sixth when Boston plated nine runners on just four hits, one of them the grand slam by Betts.
Luis Severino was charged with five runs on eight hits and three walks. Tommy Kahnle came out of the bullpen and allowed five runs on just two hits, while walking three.
Benintendi and Ramirez each had two hits in the win.
Giancarlo Stanton had two hits but was carved up by Sale, striking out twice against the lanky Boston lefty.
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