Yankees hold Red Sox with overturned call and 'Little League' homer

Yankees hold Red Sox with overturned call and ‘Little League’ homer

BOSTON — In Round 8 at Fenway Park on Wednesday, it didn’t matter that the Red Sox were in last place in the AL East and no threat to catch up to the Yankees in the standings.

Instead, Boston was closing in on potentially stealing a win from the Yankees with a late rally against Jonathan Loaisiga.

But in a game of inches, the Yankees took a break in their 5-3 victory, their fourth straight to hold onto their six-game lead over the second-placed Blue Jays who beat Tampa Bay.

Hanging on to a lead in the bottom of the eighth, JD Martinez appeared to avoid getting into a late-inning double play by beating Gleyber Torres’ pitch to the first, which would have allowed Alex Verdugo to score and cut the lead of the Yankees. . But the Yankees contested the play, and replays showed Martinez advancing just past base, never touching the sack, and was ruled out.

The Yankees then held the ninth, despite Clay Holmes allowing a run for a third straight outing.

Aaron Judge gives a safe signal after Gleyber Torres rounded the bases to score on a single and three-base error, giving the Yankees three runs on the play in their 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
New York Post: Charles Wenzelberg

In front of a sold-out crowd of 36,581 at Fenway Park, the Yankees completed a sweep of the remaining Red Sox in their final meeting of the season.

And while Aaron Judge stayed at 57 homers, they got enough offense from their depleted roster, as Nestor Cortes gave up just one run in more than five innings in his second start after a strained groin. .

Torres sparked the victory with another productive game at the plate.

The second baseman’s resurgence continued with his fifth-inning RBI single that turned into a Keystone Kops homer thanks to inept Boston defense as three errors led to four unearned runs.

Nestor Cortes, who allowed one run in five innings, cheers after bringing up Enrique Hernandez to complete the second inning of the Yankees victory.
Nestor Cortes, who allowed one run in five innings, cheers after bringing up Enrique Hernandez to complete the second inning of the Yankees victory.
New York Post: Charles Wenzelberg

Aaron Hicks’ collapse reached an error in the fifth when Xander Bogaerts couldn’t handle his hard-hit grounder in the middle.

The judge followed with another sharp ground shot, which Bogaerts stopped with a diving play, but went for a field single.

Giancarlo Stanton struck for the third time on the night and Torres picked a right to drive Hicks in, then Connor Wong took Alex Verdugo’s throw from the right and in an attempt to get Torres out first, returned the ball in right field.

Aaron Judge, who didn't homer in the game, hits a field single in the fifth inning of the Yankees' win.
Aaron Judge, who didn’t homer in the game, hits a field single in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ win.
New York Post: Charles Wenzelberg

It made it easy for the judge to score and a shoving Torres circled the bases and slid home to safety.

Torres played a role in the Yankees’ final run of the night, when Abraham Almonte misplayed his long ball to cross in the top of the ninth, allowing Tim Locastro to score after running for Stanton.

After a six-pitch first inning, Cortes gave up a brace to Rafael Devers in the second, then walked Martinez.

But he recovered and sent Rob Refsnyder flying to the right, sniffing out Christian Arroyo before Kiké Hernandez popped up to end the threat, getting defensive help from Oswaldo Cabrera on the right and Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the shortstop.

Cortes continued after the second, giving up nine in a row at one point, including eliminating the team in order in the fourth at Bogaerts, Devers and Martinez.

Boston recovered a run late in the fifth on Wong’s brace in the left-field corner that scored Refesnyder from first.

Jose Trevino’s double high on the green monster on the left scored Kiner-Falefa to make it 4-1.

Cortes left after stepping on Verdugo to start the bottom of the sixth and Clarke Schmidt came in and sniffed out Bogaerts, Devers and Martinez.

Loaisiga replaced Schmidt in the eighth and gave up consecutive left singles to pinch hitter Reese McGuire and Tommy Pham. Verdugo crashed into a force and Bogaerts hit a forehand to load the bases.

Marwin Gonzalez then kicked Devers’ pitch first as Pham scored to make it 4-2 before Martinez got into the double play.

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