J.D. Martinez hit a home run in the eighth inning to power the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 5-4 to salvage their three-game set at Yankee Stadium. The teams conclude the series tied for baseball's best record at 26-11.
Martinez went deep off Yankees reliever FIRST LAST in the top of the eighth, putting the Sox back up after a four-run rally by the Yanks in the seventh inning tied the game 4-4. The ball barely dropped over the right field wall at Yankee Stadium as a fan caught the ball before Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge could get to it.
Neither Judge nor manager Aaron Boone challenged the play for fan interference.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 11, 2018
Eduardo Rodriguez had his best start of the young season, pitching five shutout innings with just one hit and three walks and striking out eight.
Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, including a solo home run in the fifth inning. He hit two longballs and five RBIs in the final two games of the series.
Up Next: The Red Sox head to Toronto for a three-game set against the Blue Jays. Chris Sale (3-1, 2.02 ERA) will take on Aaron Sanchez (2-3, 4.14 ERA) in the series opener on Friday at Rogers Centre.