BOSTON (AP) Nineteen batters.
One hour, 5 minutes.
Two lead changes.
And when the seventh inning was over on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox were back in front and on their way to a 9-6 victory over New York and a five-game lead over the rival Yankees in the AL East.
”We sent a number of guys to the mound; they put a number of balls in play – hit batters, walks in there,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. ”But then Addison Reed came on in the seventh to shut it down.”
Reed and fellow Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly retired presumptive AL rookie of the year Aaron Judge with the bases loaded in back-to-back innings, and pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland delivered a two-run single to rally Boston to its 13th victory in 15 games.
The Yankees snapped a four-game winning streak, blowing a 6-3 lead after rallying from a 3-0 deficit.
”Our guys fought really hard to get in front of the lead. Really good at-bats from a lot of different people,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. ”It’s frustrating, but we’ll be back.”
Reed (1-1) got five outs, striking out three. He was the seventh Boston pitcher, after starter Drew Pomeranz left mid-batter with back spasms in the fourth. Craig Kimbrel pitched
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/moreland-delivers-to-help-red-sox-beat-yankees-9-6-081917
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