HICKS SPARKS RALLY AS YANKS TOP RED SOX 5-4

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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.

FRI­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

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.

FOOT­NOTES

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.

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