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Benintendi’s two homers help Red Sox rout Yanks 10-5

August 12th, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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NEW YORK (AP) â?? For a rookie who began this month on the bench, Andrew Benintendi is putting up a monster August.

Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday.

“Two beautiful swings,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

A day after blowing a late lead, the AL East leaders battered Severino for a career-worst 10 runs. Drew Pomeranz pitched the Red Sox to their ninth win in 10 games, and restored their 4½-game lead over New York.

Boston began bruising the Yankees’ staff even before the first pitch.

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Starter Jordan Montgomery was hit in the head by a flyball while he signed autographs as the Red Sox took batting practice. He bled from a cut on his ear, but is set to pitch Sunday night against ace Chris Sale in the series finale.

The 6-foot-6 rookie was nailed despite standing in back of a protective screen in foul ground down the right field line.

“Just a freak accident,” Montgomery said. “I was behind the net. I mean there’s a one in a million chance it curves over like that.”

Said Boston catcher Sandy Leon, who hit the ball: “Of course, I was watching. I wasn’t trying to hit anybody. It just happened.”

The 23-year-old Benintendi, who also homered Friday night, is on …

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