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Yankees Beat Red Sox 6-2 In Game 2 Of Playoff Series

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The New York Yankees have grabbed home-field advantage away from the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series.

Gary Sanchez hit two home runs and four RBIs as the Yankees knocked off the Red Sox, 6-2 at Fenway Park, evening the series at a game apiece. Sanchez went deep in the second inning and gave New York a 6-1 lead with a three-run blast in the seventh.

Aaron Judge homered for the second straight game and Andrew McCutchen delivered an RBI single that chased Red Sox starter David Price in the second inning.

Price fell to 2-9 with a 5.28 ERA in 18 postseason appearances, including an 0-9 mark in 10 starts.

Winning pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was sharp over five innings, allowing one run and three hits. Tanaka blanked Boston until Xander Bogaerts homered in the fourth.

The series resumes with Game 3 Monday in the Bronx.

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