First baseman Bobby Dalbec broke a 3-3 tie with a solo home run in the sixth inning, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees Sunday at Yankee Stadium. With the clutch homer, the Red Sox (1-2) narrowly avoided a three-game sweep to start the season.
Dalbec’s homer was backed up by a strong performance by the Boston bullpen to secure the victory. Matt Strahm, Hansel Robles, and Jake Diekman combined to hurl three shutout innings to end the game, while allowing just one baserunner in that span. Diekman grabbed his first save of the season, striking out the side in the ninth.
Despite the win and Dalbec’s offensive heroics, Boston could only muster five hits total against the New York pitching staff on Sunday. The Yanks totaled 11 hits of their own, but left 11 runners on base.
The Red Sox now head to Detroit to start a three-game series against the Tigers, getting right back to action Monday night with a scheduled start time of 5:10 p.m. ET.
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