The Yankees won again. They have done a lot of that this year. They beat the Red Sox again. They have done a lot of that as well, going undefeated in four games against Boston in 2019.
The Yankees’ record after their 5-3 triumph Saturday night is 38-19, and if you project that out, it comes to 108 wins. If that sounds familiar, it is how many games the Red Sox won in their magical 2018 that ended in a championship.
It really should be an impossible pace considering the Yankees have used the injured list 20 times, with one star after another missing chunks of time. But on Saturday, they delivered a catch-up course on how they have nevertheless thrived.
DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela authored big hits with runners on base, and Gary Sanchez continued his rebound season with a tie-breaking two-run homer in the fifth.