Recap - Red Sox salvage one in the Bronx

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

A strong outing by David Price, home runs from Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez, and some REALLY bad defense by Clint Frazier helped the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-5 Sunday night in the Bronx, helping Boston avoid a three-game sweep of the series.

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Price went 6.1 innings before giving way to the bullpen. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six as he improved his record to 3-2.

Perfect for the first 3.1 innings of the game, Price (pictured) won for the first time in Yankee Stadium since joining the Red Sox.

Boston scored three runs off C.C. Sabathia and five off reliever Luis Cessa, with some "help" from Frazier in right field who managed to misplay not one...not two...but three balls in the outfield.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game that the 24-year old Frazier is "making strides out there" which might lead one to ask, "How bad was he before if this is an improvement?"

Andrew Benintendi, Martinez, Bogaerts, Michael Chavis and Eduardo Nunez each had two hits for Boston.

The Red Sox are off Monday before opening up a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals on Tuesday night.

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