Red Sox out­last Yan­kees 6-5 in 19-in­ning clas­sic

The China Post - - SPORTS -

In one of the clas­sic games of their l ong and il­lus­tri­ous ri­valry, the Bos­ton Red Sox fi­nally out­lasted the New York Yan­kees 6-5 in 19 innings early Satur­day when the game-end­ing dou­ble play was turned at 2:13 a.m.

In the first meet­ing of the year be­tween the teams, Bos­ton at last went ahead for good on a sac­ri­fice fly by Mookie Betts of Es­mil Rogers (0-1). Xan­der Bo­gaerts scored the de­ci­sive run af­ter reach­ing on his fourth hit in ex­tra innings.

Chase Headley and Mark Teix­eira hit ty­ing home runs for the Yan­kees in an early-sea­son epic in­ter­rupted by a power out­age for 16 min­utes in the 12th. That’s why the of­fi­cial time of game was 6 hours, 49 min­utes — even though it took more than 7 hours to com­plete.

David Or­tiz hit a solo homer for Bos­ton to break a 3-all dead­lock in the 16th. But then Teix­eira led off the bot­tom half with a no-doubt drive to left field off knuck­le­baller Steven Wright (1-0).

Pablo San­doval put the Red Sox back in front with an RBI sin­gle in the 18th only to see Brian McCann and Car­los Bel­tran hit dou­bles in the bot­tom half to tie it again at 5.

Reds 5, Car­di­nals 4 Joey Votto hit a pair of two-run homers — the strong­est in­di­ca­tion yet that he’ s fully back in form — and Todd Fra­zier had a tiebreak­ing sac­ri­fice fly, keep­ing the Reds un­beaten with a victory over the Car­di­nals.

The Reds are 4-0 for the first time since 2011, when they won their first five games. They’ve won each game in their fi­nal at-bat.

Votto home­red off John Lackey in each of his first two at-bats. Fra­zier’s sac­ri­fice fly in the eighth off Jor­dan Walden (0-1) marked the sec­ond time this week that he’s knocked in the de­cid­ing run.

J. J. Hoover ( 2- 0) es­caped a threat in the eighth. Aroldis Chap­man gave up a hit and fanned two in the ninth for his sec­ond save.

Rock­ies 5, Cubs 1 The Colorado Rock­ies tied their best start in fran­chise his­tory, beat­ing the Cubs be­hind Troy Tu­low­itzki’s two-run dou­ble and Justin Morneau’s solo homer.

The Rock­ies, off to their first 4-0 start since 1995, got an­other stel­lar per­for­mance from their bullpen in re­lief of a shaky Tyler Matzek.

Right-han­der Chris­tian Bergman (1-0) picked up the win with a per­fect fifth in­ning, and five Colorado re­liev­ers com­bined to al­low just one hit — a bunt sin­gle by An­thony Rizzo with the shift on — in five innings. Travis Wood (0-1) was the loser. Di­a­mond­backs 4, Dodgers 3, 10 innings En­der In­cia­rte had a gameend­ing sin­gle with one out in the bot­tom of the 10th in­ning, lead­ing the Di­a­mond­backs to a victory over Los An­ge­les.

Paul Gold­schmidt hit his first home run of the sea­son for the Di­a­mond­backs, who dropped 15 of 19 against the Dodgers a year ago. Oliver Perez (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win.

Pinch- hit­ter Cliff Pen­ning­ton drew a one-out walk and went to sec­ond on a wild pitch. J.P. How­ell (0-1) then walked A.J. Pol­lock with Pen­ning­ton steal­ing third base as ball four went into the dirt. In­cia­rte sin­gled down the right-field line.

Twins 6, White Sox 0 Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth in­ning and the Twins got their first win un­der manager Paul Moli­tor, beat­ing the White Sox in Chicago’s home opener.

The Twins got some re­lief af­ter get­ting knocked around in a three­game sweep at Detroit, while the White Sox (0-4) matched their worst start since 1995.

Milone ( 1- 0) yielded a bunt sin­gle to Micah John­son in the third and re­tired the next 16 bat­ters be­fore Tyler Flow­ers chased him with a two-out dou­ble in the eighth.

Hec­tor Noesi (0-1) lasted 4 2-3 innings for Chicago, al­low­ing two runs and four hits.

Blue Jays 12, Ori­oles 5 Jose Bautista broke out of an early-sea­son slump by go­ing 3 for 3 and scor­ing four runs as the Blue Jays ru­ined the Ori­oles’ home opener.

Josh Don­ald­son and Dioner Navarro each drove in three runs for the Blue Jays. Toronto fin­ished with 16 hits, half of them dou­bles — in­clud­ing two by Dal­ton Pom­pey. Mark Buehrle (1-0) earned his 200th ca­reer win, al­low­ing one run and eight hits in six innings.

Adam Jones home­red, had a ca­reer-high ty­ing four hits and drove in two runs for the Ori­oles.

Bud Nor­ris (0-1) al­lowed eight runs and seven hits in three-plus innings.

AP

Chicago White Sox’s Adam Eaton, right, is tagged by Min­nesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, bot­tom, for the fi­nal out of a base­ball game on Fri­day, April 10.

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