Photo Credit: Charles Wenzelberg / NY Post

The Red Sox defeated the rival Yankees despite a rain delay and late comeback attempt.

The Red Sox bounced back in a big way against the Yankees on Thursday night. After a loss two night’s ago, many expected this team to bounce back and win Game 3 of the series.  They did just that and move to a 10-2 record, extending their lead in the AL East.

The offense struck fast, scoring six times off Yankees’ starter, Sonny Gray. The struggles should not come as a surprise as Gray has a 8.66 ERA at Fenway Park in 4 career starts – you hate to see it.

On the mound for the Red Sox, Rick Porcello carried a no-hitter through six innings before allowing a double to Aaron Judge. Despite the blemish, the 2016 Cy Young winner was absolutely masterful over 7 shutout innings.

The Yankees made a valiant comeback attempt, but was thwarted by Craig Kimbrel in the 9th inning. The dominant closer came on to record the final 3 outs to record the save.

Other Storylines:

Hanley Ramirez exited the game in the first inning after being hit on the wrist / forearm by Sonny Gray. Despite the dramatics from the previous night, it was not retaliation.

XRays were negative – a good sign for Red Sox fans.

David Price was seen throwing in the outfield before the game. Manager Alex Cora said that Price expects to make his next start on Tuesday.

What’s Next?

The Red Sox will host the Baltimore Orioles in a 3 game set beginning on Friday night.

Final Score:

Red Sox: 6

Yankees: 3