Saturday, August 12, 2017
Silenced through seven innings in their most important game of the season, Aaron Hicks homered to spark a five-run rally that featured big hits by Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier, stunning the Red Sox with a 5-4 victory on Friday that snapped Boston’s eight-game winning streak.
As the sellout Yankee Stadium crowd roared with playoff-level enthusiasm, Hicks drove a 3-2 Addison Reed pitch over the right-field wall to begin the comeback. Gregorius greeted Joe Kelly with a game-tying RBI single and Frazier blooped a run-scoring single that gave New York its first lead of the evening.
Ronald Torreyes added a sacrifice fly and Aroldis Chapman recorded his 15th save despite walking the bases loaded in the ninth as the Yankees (61-53) trimmed their deficit in the American League East to 3 1/2 games behind the Red Sox (64-50).
I know that every single one of us presumed that what happened was what was going to happen in this game. None of us had ANY doubts whatsoever.
What a freakin’ win. They really need to get Chapman some work. Rusty Chapman suuuuuuuuucks.
Huge game tomorrow with Sale looming on Sunday night. Let’s hope that Sevy comes through.
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