Judge powers Yankees past Red Sox with late home run

Posted May 10, 2018

From 7 ½ back to one ahead.

In sparking a 9-6 win over the rival Boston Red Sox that gave the Yankees sole possession of first place in the AL East, Gardner was New York's extra-base hero.

"A playoff atmosphere", Aaron Judge said.

Pirates 6, White Sox 5: Colin Moran hit a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally against Nate Jones in the ninth inning as visiting Pittsburgh sent Chicago to its fifth straight loss.

The Yankees have outscored the opposition 110-45 in the surge. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor signed a $217 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox in December 2015 but has been slowed by injuries the past two years.

Neil Walker led off the bottom of the eighth with a double off Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes.

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In the eighth, when Gardner was racing around second and headed for third with no plan to stop, Torres picked up the pace of his own sprint around third, realizing there was no going back. Gardner, in an 8-for-63 skid, had already doubled twice.

Kimbrel fell behind Gardner 3-0 before getting it to a full count. He poked a single to center field to drive in the first run of the game in the opening frame.

"We talked about it before the game, this is nothing that - you know, we're not making it up during the game", Cora said. "You know at some point, it slows down". As long as we do that, we'll be right there with them all year. "Let's take 30 minutes, eat some lunch, and see you back in 30.' But you can lose track of time whenever you're playing it".

Brett Gardner kickstarted the Yankees' offense with a double that was nearly a leadoff homer to right center field. "Just running off adrenaline there". Aroldis Chapman came on in the ninth and secured his ninth save of the season.

Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland also homered in addition to Ramirez.

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Still, Tanaka managed to hand a lead to the Yankees' bullpen in the sixth, but it was gone only an inning later, when Ramirez hit a 1-1 slider into the second deck in left field.

Rick Porcello had his start moved up a day to fill in for Price on Wednesday. Kimbrel gave up a go-ahead triple to Brett Gardner, then a two-run bomb to Aaron Judge that was a dagger. In his last outing against NY, he allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings of a 6-2 loss at Yankee Stadium. Walker began the eighth inning with a leadoff double to left, continuing to come through with timely, clutch at-bats.

The Red Sox do not have a pinch-hit hit this season. After intentionally walking Mookie Betts to load the bases, Holder got Benintendi to ground out.

"He's just a broad-shouldered, tough player", Boone said. But the team has a record of 25-10, which is good for a share of the best record in baseball as of May 9.

Erik Boland started in Newsday's sports department in 2002. He has covered the Yankees since 2009.

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