Offensively Mookie Betts started things off for the Red Sox in the 5th with his 26th home run of the year. That was the last inning for Tanaka who pitched 4 2/3 innings of solid baseball.
In the 7thinning things fell apart for the Red Sox as the Yankees put up 4 runs. Boston shortstop Bogaerts booted a potential double-play grounder by Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded. Bogaerts didn’t handle a high hop, and the ball went into shallow center field as Brett Gardner and Austin Romine scored to put New York ahead 2-1.
Giancarlo Stanton followed with an RBI single off Heath Hembree, and Torres’ sacrifice fly increased New York’s lead to three.
In the 9thinning Chapman loaded the bases on walks before Martinez’s two-out, two-run single pulled Boston within one. Third baseman Miguel Andujar then bounced a throw to first on Xander Bogaerts’ grounder, with pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr. racing home with the tying run.
The culmination of this magical performance came in the 10th as Benintendi chopped an RBI single up the middle sending pinch runner Tony Renda home.