YANKS’ ACE FOLDS

Ben­in­tendi, Red Sox stun Sev­erino

New York Daily News - - SPORTS -

The Yan­kees turned to rolling ace Luis Sev­erino to ride the sup­posed mo­men­tum of Fri­day’s stir­ring come­back vic­tory over the Red Sox.

Of course, first-place Bos­ton then pul­ver­ized the All-Star righty for eight earned runs and knocked him out in the fifth in­ning on Sat­ur­day, send­ing the Yanks to an un­sightly 10-5 loss at the Sta­dium.

Red Sox rookie An­drew Ben­in­tendi crushed two homers and drove in six against Sev­erino, who had won each of his pre­vi­ous four starts with a 0.70 ERA.

“He wasn’t ex­e­cut­ing his pitches to­day and made some mis­takes,” Joe Gi­rardi said of Sev­erino. “He’d been so good and ex­e­cut­ing so well. We haven’t seen it for a while, but it just shows that he’s hu­man.”

Gary Sanchez had clubbed a two-run home run against Bos­ton lefty Drew Pomer­anz in the first in­ning for the Yanks (61-54). Chase Headley and Ja­coby Ells­bury added back-to-back homers in the ninth.

The Bombers, who slipped back to 4.5 games be­hind the Red Sox in the AL East, are slated to start rookie Jor­dan Mont­gomery against Cy Young fron­trun­ner Chris Sale in Sun­day night’s se­ries fi­nale.

AP

An­drew Ben­in­tendi (r.) cel­e­brates 2nd three-run home run with Ed­uardo Nunez as Red Sox rock Gary Sanchez and Yanks, and this time there is no Ad­di­son Reed melt­down to bail out Bombers.

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