BOSTON ( Associated Press) — Josh Donaldson hit a Grand Slam, Aaron Hicks homeed on the next pitch and the New York Yankees beat a pair of homers by Rafael Devers as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Thursday.
Before the start of the game, the Red Sox were tied for second place in the American League East, but were 14 games behind the Yankees leaders.
New York gave starter Gerrit Cole (8-2) a 5–0 lead in the third inning, but the pitcher gave Devers a two-run homer at the bottom of that innings and a three-run homer in the third. Fifth.
It was Davers’ last attempt to start third base on an American League team during the All-Star Game.
In all, Cole conceded five runs on five hits and three walks, in addition to hitting seven.
Hicks also hit a 3-pointer in the fifth and scored to put New York up 6-2, before Davers cut Boston to a run with his second homer.
Fans started chanting: “Suck the Yankees!”
Since then three relievers have controlled the Red Sox and Clay Holmes made his ninth inning for his 16th defense.
Red Sox starter Josh Winkowski (3-3) conceded six hits and five runs in five innings.
The Yankees loaded base in the third inning when the score was 0–0. Ninth bat Joy Gallo opens the chapter and receives a walk, Gleber Torres of Venezuela gets a single and steals second base.
With two outs, the Red Sox deliberately went with Giancarlo Stanton with loaded bases to face Donaldson.
For the Red Sox, Rafael Devers scored 3-2, two runs, scored 5. Dominican Franchi Cordero scored 4-1, scoring one goal.
Venezuela’s Gleber Torres scored 5-2 for the Yankees.