New York Yankees double up on Boston Red Sox to clinch London series
• Boston Red Sox 8-12 New York Yankees
• Didi Gregorius keeps record home-run streak alive late on
It turned out to be a productive city break for the New York Yankees after they bade farewell to London by wrapping up their mini-series against the Boston Red Sox with a convincing 12-8 win at the London Stadium.
After 30 runs were scored on Saturday night in a match played out over a near-record four hours and 42 minutes this fixture could manage only a paltry 20 by comparison and was all done in a breezy four hours and 25 minutes. A blistering nine-run seventh inning proved decisive for the Yankees and maintained their healthy lead at the top of the American League East. The Red Sox, meanwhile, return to North America (their next fixture is in Toronto on Wednesday) seeking a stark upturn in form if they hope to play on into the post-season.