The Yankees continued their torrid streak - aided by a messy Heath Hembree performance out of the bullpen - as they beat the Red Sox 3-2 at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night.
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The victory was New York's 16th in their last 17 games and moved them into a tie for first place with Boston.
Drew Pomeranz started for the Red Sox and pitched well. Save for two Giancarlo Stanton solo home runs, he held New York to just two other hits over six innings of work. He walked a pair and struck out six.
Hembree gave up a one-out double in the seventh and then balked in between a pair of walks. Joe Kelly gave up an RBI single to Aaron Judge for the decisive run.
The Red Sox scored in the top of the fifth on a run-scoring single by Andrew Benintendi and then tied the game in the seventh on a Mookie Betts (pictured) triple.
Eduardo Nunez, who scored both Boston runs, and Betts each had a pair of hits in the loss.
Thirty five games into the season, the Red Sox and Yankees now find themselves tied for first place in the American League East. They've split their first four games with each other in 2018.
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