Ellsbury Gets Walk Off Hit
The Red Sox scored 4 times in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat Cleveland 6-5. That win, combined with a Yankee loss, means Boston is back in a tie for first place.
Trailing 5-2 in the ninth against Indians closer Chris Perez, Dustin Pedroia started the comeback with a walk. David Ortiz doubled. Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both hit RBI infield ground outs. It's 5-4.
Jonny Gomes walked. Stephen Drew singled. Jose Iglesias walked to load the bases. With a 2-1 count on Jacoby Ellsbury, Perez left the game with an arm injury. On the first pitch by the new pitcher, Ellsbury shot the gap in leftcenter and two runs score.
Sox win! Sox win! 6-5!
Put Boston's record at 31-20. The Yankees are 30-19.