Brett Gardner

Good Bounce Helps Red Sox Beat Yankees

Good Bounce Helps Red Sox Beat Yankees

BOSTON — With the potential tying run on third base, Mookie Betts wanted to get the ball in the air. It didn't matter given the good bounces the Boston Red Sox were getting.

Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Betts had the tying single before scoring the go-ahead run and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-5 Saturday for their third straight win over New York.

Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, the Red Sox took the lead with two well-placed bounces.

Betts' high-chop grounder bounced over drawn-in shortstop Didi Gregorius to score Bogaerts, and Betts scored when Adam Warren (3-2) bounced a wild pitch that caromed to the right of...

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