Game 23 : The temperature was in the 40s, but the reception Alex Rodriguez received at Fenway Park was much colder. Pinch-hitting in the top of the 7th, A-Rod ended the non-stop booing by depositing a Junichi Tazawa 3-0 fastball over the Green Monster, snapping the 2-2 tie and tying Willie Mays for 4th place on the all-time home run list.
The 3-2 victory improved New York’s record to an AL East-leading 14-9, with an 11-3 run underway in their last 14 games. Not a bad recovery from a 1-4 start of the 2015 campaign.
After the 3-game series in Fenway, the schedule continues against division rivals with 3 games in Toronto, 4 at home with Baltimore, and 4 in Tampa.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 2