For the first time since 2002, the Yankees and the Red Sox squared off with the two best records in the MLB. The two teams didn't disappoint either, with the Yankees leaning on their two Xerxes clones, Judge and Stanton to handle their business offensively while the 24 year old certified ace, Luis Severino took care of business on the mound in a redemption game with 11ks.
Stanton kicked off the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd doing his best Benjamin Martin impression from The Patriot, by launching a tomahawk swing on a pitch up in the zone, and sending it screaming over the wall in left. He'd help the cause once again the bottom of the 4th, sending one flying over the wall again to make the score 2-0.
The Red Sox were resilient however and in the 5th Benny Biceps was able to plate Eduardo Nunez on an RBI single. In the 7th it was that guy Mookie Betts, who is having an MVP caliber year so far, driving a RBI triple to knot the game up at 2 all. Mookie had a few great at bats in this game, and I was really impressed when he went down in the zone and dug out an off speed pitch off of Sevy who was dealing.
With the crowd pumping with energy, the Yanks once again behind Neil Walker, were able to get the ball moving in the bottom of the 7th setting the stage for a Joe Kelly vs Aaron Judge showdown. Judge wound up the winner in this match-up, driving in Walker for the eventual game winning run. Before Kelly even entered this inning, Heath Hembree was all sorts of ate up, walking and balking like a little beta soy boy, creating a less than opportune situation for Kelly.
Robertson would actually nail down the win in this one, with Chappy getting the save. Pomeranz had a solid outing for the Sox, and was really only touched up by Stanton, allowing 4 hits with 6ks through 6.0 IP.
UP NEXT: With Price doing Price things, Porcello will slide down in the rotation to take on Masahiro Tanaka in 7:05 ET tilt in the Bronx.