Condensed Game: Giancarlo Stanton belted a go-ahead slam in the 8th and Luis Severino earned his first win since 2019 in the Yankees' win
Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead grand slam over the Green Monster in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat Boston 5-3 on Saturday to tie the Red Sox for the top spot in the AL wild-card race. The Yankees, who began the day with a two-game lead over Toronto and Seattle for the second wild card, now have a chance to nudge in front of their longtime rivals in Sunday night’s series finale at Fenway Park. Stanton connected off reliever Darwinzon Hernandez with two outs to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead.
New York Yankees (87-67, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (88-66, second in the AL East)Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2, 2.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 94 strikeouts) Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (9-7, 4.56 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 159 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -116, Yankees -101; over/under is 10 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: Boston and New York will square off on Saturday.The Red Sox are 49-30 in home games in 2020. Boston has hit 206 home runs as a te