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Yankees beat Red Sox, 5-4, push winning streak to five games – The Denver Post

Crowds packed into Yankee Stadium to watch the home runs on Friday night. With Aaron Judge one home run away from tying the American League record of 61 and the Yankees at 61, the stadium saw home runs, but not the ones they wanted. An eighth-inning RBI single from Jose Trevino rallied the Bombers for a 5-4 victory after Gerrit Cole gave up two more home runs to the Red Sox.

The Yankees (92-58) have won each of their last five games, nine of their last 11 and 13 of their last 17.

The Yankees scored on a home run and a brace single from Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres. In the eighth, Harrison Bader walked, stole a base and took third on a pitching error and scored on a Jose Trevino single.

It was the third game that Judge was one home run away. He completed his last home run on Tuesday night.

Judge hit on six pitches in the first inning, with Hill swinging him on an 85-mile-per-hour curveball. In the third inning, Judge went under an 84 mph cutter, sending him high on the left field warning trail for an out. In the fifth, Hill beat Judge again, needing just four pitches to hit him swinging on a 73 mph curveball.

In the seventh, with the game tied, Judge lined up a single to left field and was greeted with groans and polite applause.

The judge’s shots were interesting. Everyone in the stadium stands up and most start recording on their phones. Pitchers from the Yankees bullpen come out to watch and when the pitch is delivered, it’s quiet as if everyone is holding their breath.

“The moment is huge. I think the baseball world and certainly those in attendance understand what they are potentially seeing and watching,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I think it’s just that everybody’s on the edge of their seat and all their focus and energy on it. And that’s being shown silently by over 40,000 people at this time because you don’t want to miss anything or that you’re completely locked in and focused. It’s interesting to witness and I think it’s something that will be very memorable for a lot of people. Like the way he appeared in a sports arena. This sound of anticipation as he mounts in excitement is quite interesting.

Instead, Friday night the real Yankees fireworks that the 47,346 in the stadium saw all came through Cole.

The 32-year-old right-hander’s frustration boiled over in the sixth. The Yankees ace was irritated that he didn’t get a called strike on the pitch at 1-2 against Alex Verdugo. Angry, Cole then threw a 100 mph pitch and Verdugo crushed him 396 feet into the Yankees bullpen. The three-pointer tied the game and was the 31st homer Cole allowed this season. The 30 came after Cole knocked out Kike Hernandez and Rafael Devers to start the match. Tommy Pham smashed a 96 mph fastball onto the short right field porch.

After the Verdugo homer, Cole knocked out JD Martinez and started yelling at home plate umpire Brian Knight, who ejected him. Cole doubled and yelled at Knight as receiver Jose Trevino tried to stay between them. Aaron Boone got out of the dugout to try to keep the situation under control. The manager was also overthrown.

It was the ninth home run Cole gave up to the Red Sox this season.

Cole allowed four earned runs for his fourth straight start. The Red Sox got five hits from him, walked two and struck out eight for 244 this season, four shy of the franchise record set by Ron Guidry.

Torres doubled on a ground fly to left field, scoring Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Marwin Gonzalez and Hicks to give the Yankees. He placed third on Pham’s sloppy throw. Torres has a career-high 16 game streak. He’s 21 for 66 in that span with 13 runs scored, five home runs, 19 RBIs and 10 walks.

Hicks, whose playing time has dwindled over the past month, hit his 100th career homer late in the third inning to tie the game. It was Hicks’ eighth of the season and he went 405 feet to left center field. He hadn’t played since Sunday in Milwaukee, having lost playing time around the trade deadline when the Yankees acquired Andrew Benintendi, who is now injured, and Harrison Bader, who just returned from the injured list. tuesday.

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