They’d taken a one-run lead on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and they had closer Aroldis Chapman for the save in the ninth.
That’s when 20-year-old rookie Rafael Devers hit a game-tying home run into the Red Sox bullpen.
Sale started for the Red Sox and came into the game leading the league in Innings, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP.
He did not disappoint with one run — which came only because Mookie Betts failed to make a catch against the wall — and 12 strikeouts through seven typically terrific innings.
But because the game was tied into the late innings, the Yankees were able to leverage their ridiculously deep bullpen, calling on former Chicago White Sox closer Dave Robertson as early as the sixth.
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