Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-5 yesterday in a bizarre finish to sweep a three-game series in the Bronx for the first time since June 2011.
Marwin Gonzalez tied the game with a home run in the seventh inning for Boston and made a slick defensive play at second base with a runner in scoring position for the last out. Gonzalez also converted a tricky double play in the bottom of the 10th and made a pitching error that sent Tyler Wade to second base with two outs.
Gleyber Torres hit a double that evened the scoreline in the bottom of the ninth off closer Matt Barnes (2-1), but Boston (36-23) rallied to win for the fourth time in a row and get into their best position in the league. campaign, 13 games above .500 average
Dominican right-hander Phillips Valdez got three outs for his first major league save.
Patrick Wisdom had a pair of homers and three runs to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a four-game sweep by beating the San Francisco Giants 4-3.
Wisdom has hit seven home runs in 13 games this season and has one hit in nine of 11 games since he was called up on May 25 from the Triple-A team of Iowa.
Kyle Hendricks (7-4) won for the fifth straight start, conceding three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.