idi Gregorius hit a single in the 16th inning for the definite lead and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Saturday in the longest match between fierce rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.
Matt Holliday grabbed the tie with a home run by closer Craig Kimbrell in the ninth. The match ended after five hours with 50 minutes and 512 pitches.
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The Red Sox put the game under protest due to a strange play on the bases that involved Holliday in the 11th episode.
Both teams used all of their relievers, who did not have much rest. The Yankees and Red Sox, leaders of the Eastern Division of the American League, will play a doubleheader on Sunday.
Boston starter Chris Sale struck out 13 in seven two-pointers without a touchdown, though he had three hits. Yankees starter Luis Severino allowed one run and four undisputed seven innings.
Ben Heller (2-0) worked two innings. Doug Fister (0-3) received all three runs in the 16th.
The Yankees took the win a day after they fell after losing the lead in the ninth.
Boston was 43-0 when he had the lead after the eighth.
For the Yankees, the Dominicans Starlin Castro of 3-1; And Gary Sanchez 6-1, a powered. The Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes 6-0.
For the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez of 6-1. The Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 2-0. The Venezuelan Sandy Leon of 3-0.