HICKS SPARKS RALLY AS YANKS TOP RED SOX 5-4
YORK» Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant NEW offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning, then threw out a runner at third in the ninth inning to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble, and the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night and stop Boston’s winning streak at eight.
Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier followed Hicks’ home run with RBI singles and Ronald Torreyes hit a sacrifice fly as the Yankees took a 5-3 lead.
Chapman walked the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth. Andrew Benintendi hit a sacrifice fly that Hicks caught in front of the left-field warning track, making a one-hop throw to third baseman Todd Frazier, who tagged out Eduardo Nuñez trying to advance from second.
Carlos Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings at Tropicana Field, losing his bid on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but lifting the Indians over the Rays 5-0. … Jameson Taillon pitched six innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Josh Harrison had two hits and the Pirates beat the Blue Jays 4-2. … Amed Rosario’s first career homer broke a tie leading off the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto also went deep and the Mets beat the Phillies 7-6. … Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered and drove in three runs each as the Twins extended their winning streak to six games with a 9-4 victory over the Tigers. … Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run, seventh-inning rally, Reynaldo Lopez pitched six strong innings in his White Sox debut and Chicago won its fourth straight, 6-3 over the Royals. … Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the Cardinals held off the Braves 8-5 to win their season-high seventh straight game. … Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings, Elvis Andrus scored each time after his three hits and the Rangers beat the Astros 6-4. … The Reds held on to beat the Brewers 11-10 after Jonathan Villar’s solo shot in the ninth inning capped Milwaukee’s rally from a 10-2 deficit. … The Giants and Nationals will play a split doubleheader on Sunday after their series opener was postponed.
Jeter group set to buy big-league fish.
The Marlins told Major League Baseball they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes Derek Jeter, who would be a limited partner in the group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman. MLB was told Jeffrey Loria’s sale price will be about $1.2 billion to the group, which includes more than 10 entities. Sherman will be the controlling owner. Jeter will be in charge of baseball operations. The Sherman-Jeter group also includes former NBA star Michael Jordan, who would be a minority owner of the team. … Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is dealing with a recurrence of swelling and inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee and didn’t respond favorably to treatment. … Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was put on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation. … The Mariners likely will be without left-handed ace James Paxton for at least three weeks because of a pectoral strain. … Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be out about a month after pulling his hamstring in a game Wednesday. … The Cardinals’ “Rally Cat” has been found, safe and sound, the team announced Friday.