Sox Best Yankees Two Weekends in a Row

First place?  Check. A commanding lead over every other team in the league? Check. Owning the Yankees two weekends in a row? Check.

Here’s your weekend recap: 

Friday

– Rafel Devers homered, joining Ted Williams and Tony Conigliaro as the only three Red Sox under 21 to homer in back-to-back games

– Christian Vazquez went 3 for 3

– Drew Pomeranz pitched well but left the game in the 4th with back spasms

– Red Sox extended their lead over the Yankees to 5 games and won 9-6.  It was their 31st come-from-behind win of the season, almost 45% of their wins.

Saturday

– Rafael Devers homered in his third straight game, the only player under 21 to do so against the Yankees since Babe Ruth in 1915.  As of Saturday, he’s batting .364 with 4 doubles, 8 HR, and 16 RBIs in less than a month in the Majors.

– CC Sabathia returned from the DL to pitch six innings and got his 2,680th strikeout, a new AL Lefty S/O record

– Aroldis Chapman was demoted from closer, due in large part to Rafael Devers owning him this month.

– Devers is only the second lefty to homer off of Chapman ever

– Chris Sale had 9 K’s, but the Sox fell to the Yankees 4-3

Sunday

– Jerry Remy, currently battling lung cancer for the fifth time, was honored with a pregame ceremony for his 30 years in the booth

– Porcello won his fourth straight start, only allowing three hits and a run in 6 innings

– JBJ had three RBIs thanks to a two-run triple in the 2nd and RBI single in the 6th

– The Red Sox are 14-3 since July 31st and re-extended their lead over the Yankees to 5 games after last night’s loss

Up Next: the Red Sox head to Cleveland for a four-game series, returning home to host a weekend series against the Orioles

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