NEW YORK (AP) - David Ortiz broke loose after getting drilled by CC Sabathia, starting and finishing a seven-run burst in the seventh inning that led the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-3 in a rain-delayed game that ended at 1:43 a.m. Friday.
After a wait of almost 3 1/2 hours, Josh Beckett (5-2) outpitched Sabathia (7-4) for the third time this season. Boston outscored New York 25-13 in its second three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium in a month.
Only a few thousand fans were left when Boston wrapped up its sixth win in a row overall and beat the Yankees for the seventh straight time. The Red Sox are 8-1 against their longtime rivals this year.
A storm that brought lightning bolts over the Bronx delayed the start for 3 hours, 27 minutes.
Plunked in the right thigh by Sabathia’s 97 mph fastball in the fourth inning, Ortiz got more than even a little later. The Red Sox trailed 2-0 when he singled off Sabathia to start the seventh, and Ortiz’s two-run double off David Robertson capped the big rally.
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer, his 18th, for New York in the first inning.
New York’s Derek Jeter singled for his 2,990th career hit.
Tigers 4, Mariners 1
Seattle starter Doug Fister (3-7) dropped to 1-4 since May 1, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks in eight innings. He’s 1-12 in 19 career starts against AL Central teams.
Detroit had a four-run fifth. Jhonny Peralta singled and scored on Avila’s second triple. With two out, Don Kelly’s single made it 2-1, and Brennan Boesch followed with his eighth homer of the season.
Twins 5, Rangers 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Alexi Casilla laced a single to left field to drive in the winning run with two outs in the ninth for Minnesota on a windy, chilly night at Target Field.
Luke Hughes led off the ninth with a double off Mark Lowe (1-0) that a fan picked up before the Rangers could play it. They complained, to no avail. Arthur Rhodes came in to get the second out, but Casilla hit an opposite-field line drive that was plenty deep enough for Hughes to score.View Entire Story
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