Yankees beat Red Sox 4-1 in 16-inning showdown after tying it in the 9th

BOSTON — It was just your typically wild Yankees-Red Sox affair at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon.

It featured a stellar pitchers’ duel between Chris Sale and Luis Severino; a stunning game-tying solo shot by Matt Holliday off Craig Kimbrel that went over the Green Monster in the ninth inning; and the home team playing the game under protest due to a wacky play in extras.

The Yankees eventually won 4-1 in 16 innings. The marathon took 5 hours, 50 minutes. The teams combined to use 16 pitchers and throw 512 pitches.

Didi Gregorius and Austin Romine put the Bombers in front with consecutive RBI singles. Gary Sanchez added a sacrifice fly. Jacoby Ellsbury had led off the frame with a double to left, and Chase Headley followed with a single to center, setting up a three-run 16th against Doug Fister.

Didi Gregorius broke things open in the 16th inning with an RBI single.

Didi Gregorius broke things open in the 16th inning with an RBI single.

(Michael Dwyer/AP)

It was a much-needed victory for the Yankees, who had suffered a demoralizing loss on Friday night in which Aroldis Chapman blew the save and the game. The Bombers are now 3.5 games back

Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-beat-red-sox-4-1-16-inning-duel-tying-9th-article-1.3329655

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