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Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep

Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep

Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees looks on in the tenth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Red Sox starter David Price had a solid outing, giving up only two earned runs in six innings on the mound. After registering a strikeout, Chapman walked the bases loaded before J.D. Martinez followed with a two RBI single to cut the Red Sox deficit to one.

After Yankees general manager Brian Cashman cast doubt on the quality of Boston's record heading into their series at Fenway Park, the Red Sox swept four games from their AL East rivals to expand their lead in the division to a season-high 9 1/2 games.

- Chapman's 39 pitches (only 19 strikes) in the ninth were his most in an appearance since 2015.

The Red Sox comeback finished out a worst-case scenario for the Yankees over the weekend. Renda also went to the same high school as Tom Brady (Junipero Serra).

The Yankees hadn't been swept in a four-game series by the Red Sox when they entered a series 30 or more games over.500 since Hall of Famer Ted Williams' rookie season in 1939, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Up Next: The Red Sox get a day off Monday before kicking off a three-game set in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. It was just the seventh time they have been swept by the Red Sox in a series of four or more games in the last 100 seasons. The rest of Major League Baseball is a combined 0-430 against the Yankees.

The hit was Benintendi's third of the game and sees NY now 9 1/2 games behind the Red Sox.

Noting that the Red Sox had been 4-5 against NY before the series Cashman said, "You wonder what their record would be if they weren't playing us".

Jackie Bradley Jr. scored the tying run on a throwing error by third baseman Miguel Andujar with two outs in the ninth inning, and Andrew Benintendi hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday night, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park.

Boston started its rally in the ninth when Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman issued back-to-back, one-out walks. So New York will have to top that to win the division this year.