Rising Yankees lead Red Sox in standings with sweep – .

Rising Yankees lead Red Sox in standings with sweep – .

The last time the Yankees finished a streak against the Red Sox, they had lost three of their four losses at Fenway Park, two of them brutally, and owed the Sox the first place in nine games.

Less than three weeks later, the Yankees swept Boston from the Bronx, winning their sixth straight game, 5-2, on Wednesday night and broke a three-way tie for the two wildcard AL spots.

Andrew Heaney, last seen getting hit again by the long ball in the Iowa cornfields, allowed just one run in seven innings and the team used a four-run second inning for provide the offensive.

And Anthony Rizzo, upon his return from COVID IL, had a two-run single in the second.

Aroldis Chapman, also off the injured list (inflammation of the left elbow) made things interesting in the ninth, allowing a run and leaving with runners in the corners with two outs.

Lucas Luetge allowed Kevin Plawecki to sink into the hole, where Andrew Velazquez made a slippery save and a solid pitch at the first that Rizzo picked in time to get Plawecki. The piece was confirmed on examination.

Anthony Rizzo posted a two-run single in the second inning of the Yankees’ 5-2 win over the Red Sox.
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Heaney had allowed eight home runs in his first three starts since arriving in a trade with the Angels and his home run woes continued on top of the first.

After Kiké Hernandez opened the game by throwing a ball against the wall on the right that Aaron Judge found, Heaney gave up a twice shot from Xander Bogaerts in the second bridge on the right to put the Yankees in a first 1- 0 hole.

But Heaney was superb after the first and allowed just one hit and two walks after the homer in his exit of seven innings, tying a season-high.

The Yankees broke through late in the second, as Giancarlo Stanton started with a sharp left single and Rougned Odor walked over tight 3-2 Nick Pivetta ground.

Gary Sanchez followed with a right bloop that a JD Martinez in charge almost caught.

But the bullet came out of his glove. Martinez threw in second, where Smell was initially ruled out on a strength, but the Yankees contested the game and he was reversed.

This brought in Brett Gardner with the bases loaded and no one out. Gardner’s sacrificial fly in the middle tied the game at 1-1.

Velazquez’s single down center pushed Odor from second place to 2-1.

With LeMahieu at the plate, Velazquez stole the second. LeMahieu hit a helicopter to the left of Rafael Devers on the third and Devers made a great stop and pitch to get LeMahieu early and stop the runners from coming up – briefly.

Rizzo, who had been out since Aug. 8, hit a single when Bobby Dalbec couldn’t handle his downed hard first. Sanchez and Velazquez both scored to take a 4-1 lead.

Velazquez added another RBI single in the eighth to lead to Sanchez and take the Yankees’ lead to 5-1.

Heaney bounced off the Bogaerts homeroom to retire seven times in a row and didn’t grant another hit until Plalawecki led the fifth with a single.

It was a sharp turnaround from Heaney’s first three outings, when he allowed 15 runs in 15 innings.

Zack Britton returned to his eighth inning role and pulled the team out in order, as he tries to regain his form for the stretch race.

The only concern of the evening was Chapman, who was shaking after not pitching since August 5.

He allowed Hunter Renfroe to throw a gigantic homer and struggled with his command, going to a full count against Hernandez and marching Bogaerts.

With Bogaerts in the first out and one out, Rizzo played well on Devers’ hard court for the second out.

Martinez then came to plate and tore a single to the right, ending Chapman’s night, as the Yankees traveled to Luetge to face Plawecki.


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