The New York Yankees held off the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium to push their win streak to six games. With the victory, New York has taken the first three games of this four-game series.
Anthony Rizzo was the hero in this one as he came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied 5-5 and crushed a two-run home run over the bullpen in right-center to give the Yankees a 7-5 lead, their third lead of the day. That was his 32nd long ball of the season, which tied his career-high.
Gleyber Torres stayed red-hot at the plate as he belted his 24th homer of the season to open the scoring. Oswaldo Cabrera smacked his fourth Major League home run. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Josh Donaldson each chipped in with RBI singles.
Domingo Germán, who is filling in for the injured Frankie Montas in the starting rotation, surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings while walking one and striking out five.
Zack Britton made his first appearance on a big-league mound since August 21, 2021, and it did not go well. The left-hander recorded just one out and walked three while allowing a run.
The Yankees will hand the ball to Nestor Cortes on Sunday as they go for the sweep of the Red Sox. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m.