Now they seek their season-high 10th straight win Saturday night when they continue a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox. New York has won nine straight games for the third straight season and is seeking its first 10-game winning streak since June 8-18, 2012. New York outscored opponents 71-20 during the first eight games, highlighted by becoming the first team to hit at least six homers in three straight games over Toronto before heading to Boston. The Yankees then played the toughest game of their run by pulling out a 6-5 victory Friday on DJ LeMahieu's RBI double in the 12th inning.
There were no fans in the stands and the Red Sox are in the middle of a brutal season, but Aaron Boone thought the Yankees’ 6-5, 12-inning win at Fenway Park felt like a prelude to the postseason. It felt kind of like starting playoff baseball,’’ Boone said after the Yankees pulled off their ninth straight win in a game that lasted nearly five hours. It was cold, the wind picked up and there were a lot of big situations.
DJ LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking double with two outs in the 12th inning, and the New York Yankees outlasted the host Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high nine games. Gary Sanchez forged a 4-4 tie by hitting a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off Matt Barnes, and the Yankees took a 5-4 lead with no outs in the 11th on a single by Luke Voit.