Tanaka, Sanchez Get Yankees Even with Red Sox
Masahiro Tanaka threw a solid five-innings, and Gary Sanchez homered twice to draw the New York Yankees even 1-1 in their ALDS with the Boston Red Sox after a 6-2 win at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
Sanchez went deep in the second-inning to give New York a 2-0 lead, then launched a 3-run bomb into the Boston night in the seventh that left the stadium and stretched the Yankee lead to 6-1.
Aaron Judge hit a first-inning homer to get the Yanks an early lead against Red Sox starter David Price. Price fell to 0-9 in 10 career postseason starts, going 1 and 2/3 innings Saturday, allowing three runs.
After Tanaka's three-hits and one run through five, Dellin Betances worked two-innings and allowed a run in the seventh. Zach Britton kept Boston quiet in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman worked a scoreless ninth.
The best-of-five series shifts to New York for games 4 and 5 on Monday and Tuesday.