Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: Boston salvages series finale

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Martinez went opposite field for a solo home run that gave the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 lead.

We caught up with Gleyber to ask him about his start, how he's been able to fit in, and how he returned from injury previous year. Shortstop Jorge Mateo, 22, once ranked Baseball America's No. 26 prospect, is hitting.178 with two home runs, seven RBIs and six stolen bases in 30 games with Triple-A Nashville, while 24-year-old RHP James Kaprielian, the Yankees' first-round pick in 2015, has yet to pitch since 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. "And he did. That's good".

- Mike Kelly (@MichaelKelly227) May 11, 2018The guy trying to distract Craig Kimbrel by jumping around in the Yankees jersey behind home plate is doing a great job of distracting me.

The homer was Martinez's ninth of the season and only hit of the night. He was just happy his opposite-field fly had enough juice to clear the wall.

Following Hembree allowing two singles, he then walked the next batter to set up bases loaded and the top of the Yankees order coming up with one out.

With the win, the Phillies remain a half-game behind the Braves for first place in the NL East heading into Atlanta's game Thursday night. "Our manager, man, everybody here is loose and everybody comes here every day ready to work and we do what we've got to do every day to win games".

The three regular season games felt like the "Championship Series past year", said manager Alex Cora, the Astros bench coach when Houston beat the Yankees in seven games in the ALCS. They have something good going on there. They're not a playoff-bound team, but at 13-20, it's fair to say they've played better baseball than most expected following the offseason fire sale.

This was a big game and one to forget for one the world's best goalies, Nashville's Pekka Rinne, who was pulled just over ten minutes into the first period after letting in two goals of the decidedly soft variety. He had three hits and three RBIs as NY won its eighth straight overall and 11th in a row at home. "We're going to take off".

Sabathia worked four innings, surrendering nine hits and four runs.

Rodriguez allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings, a fourth-inning smash by Giancarlo Stanton off the glove of third baseman Rafael Devers.

Rodriguez struck out eight - including six looking. Sabathia saw his ERA rose from 1.39 to 2.23.

Despite playing.500 ball for the last two weeks, the Red Sox are off to their best start since 2002.

You know something is going on when players such as Brett Gardner and Neil Walker improve their batting averages against the Red Sox and its top-five pitching staff.