MLB Recaps: Yanks rally to halt Red Sox win streak

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August 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm.

Aug 11, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier (29) hits an RBI single against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Photo Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 11, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier (29) hits an RBI single against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Photo Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK — Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking single with nobody out in the bottom of the eighth inning as the New York Yankees pulled off a stunning comeback and beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, Friday night, ending their longtime rival’s season-high eight-game winning streak.

Blanked for seven innings, the Yankees came alive against Addison Reed (0-1) in the eighth. After Brett Gardner was hit on the foot, Aaron Hicks lifted a full count slider into the first few rows of the right-field seats near the foul pole to make it a one-run game.

The Yankees had runners at first and second after Gary Sanchez singled and Aaron Judge walked. Reed was replaced by Joe Kelly, who gave up a bloop single to Didi Gregorius to tie the game at 3-3.

Four pitches later, Frazier blooped Kelly’s 100 mph fastball in front of left fielder Andrew Beintendi as Judge scored. The Yankees loaded the bases and added insurance when Ronald Torreyes lifted a sacrifice fly.

Mets 7, Phillies 6

PHILADELPHIA — Amed Rosario’s first major league home run was a game-winner.

Rosario’s solo homer in the ninth inning gave New York a win over Philadelphia. The homer capped a three-hit night for Rosario, who scored three times.

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in four runs and hit a three-run homer in the win, the Mets’ second in as many nights over the Phillies.

Twins 9, Tigers 4

DETROIT — Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each hit home runs that drove in a total of five runs and powered Minnesota to a victory over Detroit that was its sixth win in a row.

Ryan Pressly (2-2) picked up the win after starter Kyle Gibson was unable to get the final out of the fifth inning. He retired all four batters he faced.

Trevor Hildenberger gave up three straight two-out singles in the seventh, the last by Justin Upton, to produce the Tigers’ fourth run. Taylor Rogers kept Detroit scoreless in the eighth thanks to flawed base running by Nicholas Castellanos, who tried unsuccessfully to advance to third on a one-out flyout to right.

Indians 5, Rays 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings to help Cleveland earn a shutout win against Tampa Bay.

Carrasco (11-5) gave up two hits in eight innings and struck out 10 on 106 pitches (73 strikes). Cleveland (61-52) scored five runs in the fifth inning.

Logan Morrison, Mallex Smith and Trevor Plouffe had the only two hits for the Rays (59-58). The Rays have been shut out four times during the first seven games of a nine-game homestand.

Marlins 6, Rockies 3

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton belted his major-league-leading 40th home run and Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking single as Miami rallied to defeat Colorado.

Stanton, who hit a solo shot in the sixth, is two homers shy of Gary Sheffield’s franchise record of 42, set in 1996.

Miami snapped a 3-3 score in the eighth when Christian Yelich singled, advanced on a walk to Marcell Ozuna and scored on Dietrich’s soft single to center. Tomas Telis, who started the day hitting .161, drilled a two-run triple to cap the rally.

Pirates 4, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO — Jameson Taillon pitched into the seventh inning and Pittsburgh scored four unearned runs in the third inning of a victory over Toronto.

Taillon (7-5) allowed six hits, one walk and two runs while striking out seven in six-plus innings for his first win since July 20, a span of three winless outings.

Felipe Rivero pitched around a single in the ninth for his 12th save of the season.

White Sox 6, Royals 3

CHICAGO — A speedy and timely offensive attack and a dazzling team debut from right-hander Reynaldo Lopez boosted Chicago to a victory against Kansas City.

White Sox center fielder Adam Engel broke a tie with an RBI triple in the seventh inning and scored with a headfirst slide on Yolmer Sanchez’s sacrifice bunt one batter later. Tim Anderson added a two-run home run later in the inning to provide the final margin for the White Sox, who won their fourth straight game.

Still contending but sliding in a jumbled American League Central and wild-card race, Kansas City lost its fifth straight and 10th time 12 games to fall under .500 for the first time since July 19.

Giants-Nationals (postponed)

WASHINGTON — The opener of a three-game series between last-place San Francisco and first-place Washington was rained out, meaning the start of the series is pushed back to Saturday.

Friday’s game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.

The Giants are making their only trip of the year to Washington.

Edwin Jackson (2-2, 3.75 ERA with Washington) was slated to face Chris Stratton (0-2, 6.63) of the Giants in the pitching matchup Friday, and both will start Saturday.