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Walker’s homer gives Yankees 3-2 win over Boston

NEW YORK — While it seems almost certain that the Yankees will not catch the Red Sox for the AL East title, the Bombers were able to postpone Boston’s celebration by at least a day, after New York defeated their rivals, 3-2, at Yankee Stadium.

As usual, the Yankee offense once again started slow against Nate Eovalidi, who pitched six scoreless innings for the Red Sox.

In the seventh, however, when Boston’s bullpen was put in to relieve the righty, New York’s offense went to work.

First, against Brandon Workman, Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez worked walks before Ryan Brasier was inserted to face Neil Walker.

Walker then immediately greeted the Boston right-hander with a three-run shot to deep in right field to fire up the crowd and give his team a 3-1 lead.

For Boston, they themselves had trouble against J.A. Happ, who also went six innings, giving up just four hits and an unearned run. He also struckout six.

The one run game on a J.D. Martinez sacrifice fly in the third.

In the ninth, New York made the game interesting with sloppy infield defense.

With Zach Britton on the mound, Gleyber Torres misplayed two double-play balls, allowing Boston to extend the inning and cut the lead to just a run.

On a third try, though, the Yankees were finally able to execute the double-play and bring home the much needed victory.

Still 10.5 games behind Boston, it seems almost impossible for the Yankees to catch up now. Wins are still important, however, as New York is just 2.5 games up on Oakland for the first Wild Card spot.

Aaron Judge, though, did make his first start at right field since July 26 in tonight’s game. While he went 0-4, Judge had good at-bats and put some good contact on most of his swings.

Luis Severino faces David Price tomorrow at 7:05.

Current Yankees Record: 92-58