BOSTON — Venezuelan Kleyber Torres drove in the decisive run with a two-run single and then the game ended as the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in Boston on Tuesday. First in a doubleheader.
DJ LeMahieu added an RBI double as New York got back to .500 at 72-72 with its second win in 10 games against Boston this season. The Red Sox (73-71), one game ahead of the Yankees, have lost five of their last six, seeing their claims for the last wild card in the American League diluted.
A doubleheader was scheduled after Monday’s game was postponed due to rain. The change contributed to only 30,029 fans at Fenway Park for a Red Sox-Yankees game since May 27, 1999, excluding games with crowd controls in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic.
Dominican Johnny Brito (7-7) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball.
For the Yankees, Venezuela Torres is 4-1 with two RBI. And Everson Pereira scored a goal, 3-0.
For the Red Sox, Dominican Rafael Devers went 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Venezuela Willier Abreu 3-1.