With Boston losing its fourth straight, the Yankees are now alone in first place in the AL East for the first time since June 8.
The Yanks (56-37) have won five straight and 18 of 23.
Last five games: 45 innings, 9 earned runs. It’s not rocket science.
I asked Sergio Mitre if he remembered the last time he pitched in front of 45,000+ fans. He shook his head.
“I was in Miami,” he said. “It had been a long time.”