LThe Red Sox looked harmless and they had not gotten a hit against Domingo Germán. Led by Alex Verdugo, they woke up suddenly.
Boston scored five runs after spoiling Germán’s no-hitter in the eighth inning and delighted fans at Fenway Park on Sunday with a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.
The old stadium was silent for most of the afternoon until the Mexican Verdugo started the eighth with a double long, Boston’s first hit.
By the time the Puerto Rican Kiké Hernández slid home in order to crown the rally, the fans were insane.
The Red Sox regained the 1st place in the AL East Division, with a game ahead of Tampa Bay. It was their 10th win in 13 games this year against fierce rivals.
Boston avenged Saturday’s 4-3 loss when New York scored four times in the eighth.
On the other side, the Yankees suffered a tough defeat again, in a campaign plagued by these. They lost three of four in the series and are nine games behind Boston.
Boston trailed 4-0 when Verdugo doubled to right field. Manager Aaron Boone took out Germán after that hit.