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Yankees respond to adversity, take two of three against the first-place Red Sox

It was a series that opened with the uncertainty of a postponement, six assignments to the COVID-19 injured list prompting an odd scene of unfamiliar teammates exchanging scouting reports. With the division-leading Red Sox in town, the Yankees could have easily buckled or folded. They did not.

Jameson Taillon pitched scorelessly into the sixth inning and Rougned Odor’s two-run homer broke the game open as the Yankees celebrated their third straight series win, notching a 9-1 victory over Boston on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium.

The Bombers bounced back from being blanked in the series opener on Friday to outlast Boston in an eventful rain-shortened contest on Saturday, then seemed to be in control all night on Sunday. Gleyber Torres homered for the second straight night, opening scoring against left-hander Martín Pérez, who was knocked for three runs over four-plus innings.

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