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    Yankees overcome Red Sox in marathon 5-hour game

    16 de julio de 2017

    Boston, USA, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Didi Gregorius hit a single in the sixteenth inning to break the deadlock as the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox to secure a 4-1 victory, in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park in over 50 years.

    The Red Sox's Doug Fister gave up three runs in the 16th inning of a game which lasted 5 hours, 50 minutes and in which 512 pitches were thrown.

    Matt Holliday (16) hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning after Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly allowed Mookie Betts to score for the home team.

    Boston's starting pitcher Chris Sale kept up his hot streak throughout the first 8 innings with 13 strike-outs, restricting New York to just three hits until his withdrawal at the bottom of the seventh.

    The Yankees capitalized on Sale's absence to take a comeback victory after letting a ninth-inning lead slip on Friday night.