Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5

NEW YORK (AP) 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 4 1/2-game lead over New York.

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

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 quite a tear. He is 15 for 31 with four home runs and five steals this month, reaching base 20 times in eight games.

Benintendi had gone into a slump after the All-Star break, and Farrell sat him down for a couple games.

''A mental break,'' Benintendi said.

Benintendi lined a drive off the top of right-field wall to cap a five-run burst in the third. Third baseman Todd Frazier's first error in 22 games since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox came on a potential double-play grounder that would have ended the inning without a run scoring.

Benintendi hit a no-doubt drive to right in the fifth for his 16th home run. He matched a career best with six RBIs in his third multihomer game this season. He's done a lot of damage against Severino, too, going 6 for 11 lifetime.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Benintendi was the youngest Red Sox player to drive in six runs against the Yankees since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920.

''I guess that's cool,'' he said.

Benintendi's performance came in front of his grandfather, who turned 85 this weekend and grew up in Brooklyn as a Yankees fan.

Severino (9-5) had been 4-0 with a sparkling 0.83 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break. Instead, he became the first Yankees pitcher to give up 10 runs at the new Yankee Stadium since it opened in 2009.

Severino was tagged for eight hits and eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

''Every starter has a bad day. I mean, we've seen it for years and years and years,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. ''He just didn't have good stuff today. He wasn't as sharp as he's been.''

Rookie Rafael Devers had a two-run double that made it 10-2 in the fifth. Mookie Betts had a two-run single for Boston, now 4-7 against New York this season.

Benintendi and the Red Sox solved one of their biggest problems vs. the Yankees - they started the day just 3 for 64 with runners in scoring position this year against their longtime rivals, then went 4 for 11.

Pomeranz (12-4) won his career-best fifth straight decision, giving up three runs in 6 2/3 innings. The lefty also topped his high for wins, having won a combined 11 for San Diego and Boston last year.

Gary Sanchez hit his 19th homer for the Yankees, a two-run drive in the first. Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury hit consecutive homers in the ninth off Robby Scott, called up by Boston from Triple-A before the game.

KEEPING COUNT

Yankees rookie Aaron Judge struck out twice and has fanned in 29 straight games. The major league record is 36 by Adam Dunn in 2011-12.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia went on the 10-day disabled list for the third time this year because of knee trouble. Farrell said there's no indication the All-Star won't play again this season. ... Ailing LHP David Price (elbow) threw in the outfield before the game for the second straight day. Farrell said Price would be checked before Sunday night's game to see what's next in his recovery.

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka was put on the 10-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation. He said he doesn't think he'll be out too long.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Sale (14-4, 2.57 ERA) leads the majors with 229 strikeouts going into Sunday night's start at Yankee Stadium. He is 3-0 in his last five starts - he hasn't given up a run in four of them.

Yankees: Montgomery (7-6, 4.05) was recalled from Triple-A on Friday when CC Sabathia was put on the disabled list.

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Red SoxBOS66-50
00505000010122
YankeesNYY61-54
200100002592
  • W: D. Pomeranz (12-4)L: L. Severino (9-5)
  • HR: BOS - A. Benintendi 2 (16), NYY - C. Headley (7), J. Ellsbury (5), G. Sanchez (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Nunez 2B52100014.321.348.463.8112.5
B. Holt 2B00000000.203.291.232.5230.0
M. Betts RF52220002.271.346.459.8057.0
A. Benintendi LF52262010.280.359.448.80815.5
H. Ramirez DH50100010.253.340.440.7790.5
M. Moreland 1B51200010.241.328.421.7493.5
X. Bogaerts SS41000003.277.333.397.7291.0
R. Devers 3B40220010.327.393.545.9394.5
C. Vazquez C31100111.280.318.382.7002.5
J. Bradley CF31100121.257.331.425.7562.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF51100023.254.350.441.7901.0
    A. Hicks RF40000111.280.387.509.8960.5
    A. Judge DH40000022.289.419.6071.026-1.0
    G. Sanchez C41221000.269.348.503.8519.0
    D. Gregorius SS41200002.312.336.511.8473.0
    T. Wade SS00000000.128.212.213.4240.0
    T. Frazier 3B30000102.213.336.420.7571.0
    C. Headley 1B41211000.272.351.403.7537.0
    J. Ellsbury CF41121003.241.318.363.6817.0
    R. Torreyes 2B40100003.287.306.369.6751.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (33), M. Moreland (25), R. Devers (3)
      • HR - A. Benintendi 2 (16)
      • RBI - M. Betts 2 (72), A. Benintendi 6 (65), R. Devers 2 (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Sanchez (15)
      • HR - G. Sanchez (19), C. Headley (7), J. Ellsbury (5)
      • RBI - G. Sanchez 2 (55), C. Headley (45), J. Ellsbury 2 (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Sanchez 2 (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - E. Nunez, M. Moreland, R. Devers, X. Bogaerts
      • E - R. Devers (3), D. Pomeranz (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Gardner 2 (8)
      • DP - R. Torreyes, B. Gardner
      • E - T. Frazier (9), D. Gregorius (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 12-4)6.27332513.391.3418.5
      B. Workman1.10000001.660.973.0
      R. Scott1.02220023.901.08-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 12-4)6.2
      B. Workman1.1
      R. Scott1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (L, 9-5)4.181082423.321.11-9.0
      G. Gallegos2.21000405.791.437.0
      B. Mitchell2.03000003.331.413.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (L, 9-5)4.1
      G. Gallegos2.2
      B. Mitchell2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 111-76, B. Workman 21-12, R. Scott 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 8-7, B. Workman 2-2, R. Scott 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 29, B. Workman 4, R. Scott 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 90-60, G. Gallegos 38-26, B. Mitchell 22-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-5, G. Gallegos 1-3, B. Mitchell 3-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 24, G. Gallegos 9, B. Mitchell 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      Red SoxBOS66-50
      00505000010122
      YankeesNYY61-54
      200100002592
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Nunez 2B52100014.321.348.463.8112.5
      B. Holt 2B00000000.203.291.232.5230.0
      M. Betts RF52220002.271.346.459.8057.0
      A. Benintendi LF52262010.280.359.448.80815.5
      H. Ramirez DH50100010.253.340.440.7790.5
      M. Moreland 1B51200010.241.328.421.7493.5
      X. Bogaerts SS41000003.277.333.397.7291.0
      R. Devers 3B40220010.327.393.545.9394.5
      C. Vazquez C31100111.280.318.382.7002.5
      J. Bradley CF31100121.257.331.425.7562.0
      Total3910121022811-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner LF51100023.254.350.441.7901.0
        A. Hicks RF40000111.280.387.509.8960.5
        A. Judge DH40000022.289.419.6071.026-1.0
        G. Sanchez C41221000.269.348.503.8519.0
        D. Gregorius SS41200002.312.336.511.8473.0
        T. Wade SS00000000.128.212.213.4240.0
        T. Frazier 3B30000102.213.336.420.7571.0
        C. Headley 1B41211000.272.351.403.7537.0
        J. Ellsbury CF41121003.241.318.363.6817.0
        R. Torreyes 2B40100003.287.306.369.6751.0
        Total3659532516-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Betts (33), M. Moreland (25), R. Devers (3)
          • HR - A. Benintendi 2 (16)
          • RBI - M. Betts 2 (72), A. Benintendi 6 (65), R. Devers 2 (9)
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Sanchez (15)
          • HR - G. Sanchez (19), C. Headley (7), J. Ellsbury (5)
          • RBI - G. Sanchez 2 (55), C. Headley (45), J. Ellsbury 2 (25)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Sanchez 2 (18)
          FIELDING
          • DP - E. Nunez, M. Moreland, R. Devers, X. Bogaerts
          • E - R. Devers (3), D. Pomeranz (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - B. Gardner 2 (8)
          • DP - R. Torreyes, B. Gardner
          • E - T. Frazier (9), D. Gregorius (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Pomeranz (W, 12-4)6.27332513.391.3418.5
          B. Workman1.10000001.660.973.0
          R. Scott1.02220023.901.08-1.0
          Total9.0955253---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Pomeranz (W, 12-4)6.2
          B. Workman1.1
          R. Scott1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Severino (L, 9-5)4.181082423.321.11-9.0
          G. Gallegos2.21000405.791.437.0
          B. Mitchell2.03000003.331.413.0
          Total9.012108282---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Severino (L, 9-5)4.1
          G. Gallegos2.2
          B. Mitchell2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 111-76, B. Workman 21-12, R. Scott 22-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 8-7, B. Workman 2-2, R. Scott 2-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 29, B. Workman 4, R. Scott 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 90-60, G. Gallegos 38-26, B. Mitchell 22-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-5, G. Gallegos 1-3, B. Mitchell 3-2
          • Batters Faced - L. Severino 24, G. Gallegos 9, B. Mitchell 8
          • 9TH INNING
            Ellsbury homered to right105
            Headley homered to left center104
          • 5TH INNING
            Devers doubled to deep center, Moreland and Bogaerts scored103
            Benintendi homered to right center, Nunez and Betts scored83
          • 4TH INNING
            Ellsbury grounded out to first, Gregorius scored, Frazier to third, Headley to second53
          • 3RD INNING
            Benintendi homered to right center, Nunez and Betts scored52
            Betts singled to left, Vazquez and Bradley scored, Nunez to second22
          • 1ST INNING
            Sanchez homered to right, Gardner scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tyler Wade at shortstop
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep left
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Robby Scott relieved Brandon Workman
            • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Headley homered to left center
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury homered to right
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Ball, Torreyes grounded out to third
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner lined out to shortstop
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Hicks grounded out to first
            • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Bryan Mitchell relieved Giovanny Gallegos
            • R. Devers: Ball, Devers singled to left, Devers out at second
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vazquez singled to right center
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley singled to left, Vazquez to second
            • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to pitcher, Vazquez to third, Bradley to second
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brock Holt at second
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez safe at first on 3rd baseman Devers fielding error
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to deep center
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded into double play shortstop to first, Sanchez out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • G. Gallegos Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez fouled out to right
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
            • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • Brandon Workman relieved Drew Pomeranz
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge popped out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Gallegos Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts flied out to deep center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to first
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley safe at first on Pomeranz fielding error
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Ellsbury flied out to center
            • R. Torreyes: Foul, Torreyes fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Nunez singled to left
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts doubled to left, Nunez to third
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi homered to right center, Nunez and Betts scored
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moreland doubled to shallow left
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts safe at first on shortstop Gregorius fielding error, Moreland to third
            • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Luis Severino
            • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers doubled to deep center, Moreland and Bogaerts scored
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop, Devers to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • A. Judge: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Judge grounded into double play third to second to first, Hicks out at second
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez doubled to deep right center
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius flied out to deep right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gregorius singled to center
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Gregorius to second
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Headley singled to center, Gregorius to third, Frazier to second
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Ellsbury grounded out to first, Gregorius scored, Frazier to third, Headley to second
            • R. Torreyes: Torreyes fouled out to catcher
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Devers lined out to left
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vazquez walked
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bradley walked, Vazquez to second
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Nunez reached on fielder's choice to third, Vazquez to third, Bradley to second on 3rd baseman Frazier fielding error
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts singled to left, Vazquez and Bradley scored, Nunez to second
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi homered to right center, Nunez and Betts scored
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez singled to shallow right center
            • M. Moreland: Moreland singled to center, Ramirez to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts lined into double play left to second, Ramirez out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to third
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ellsbury flied out to left
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Ball, Torreyes singled to right
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Gardner struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Nunez grounded out to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts lined out to center
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi lined out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to left
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez homered to right, Gardner scored
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gregorius singled to center
            • T. Frazier: Frazier fouled out to first
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)