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Giancarlo Stanton Hits Go-Ahead Grand Slam In The Eighth, Yankees Win 5-3 Against Red Sox

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Giancarlo Stanton followed a strong performance on Friday night against the Red Sox by creating a definitive moment in New York’s season — should it end memorably for the Yanks. Stanton went 3-for-5 and added his 32nd home run of the season on Friday.

In Saturday’s Game Two against Boston, Stanton knocked a grand slam home run at the top of the eighth inning, bringing home Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo.

Stanton’s go-ahead homer, off the left-handed Darwinzon Hernandez, was his 33rd score of the season — propelling the Yanks to a 5-3 lead at the top of the eighth inning. The Yankees held on for the win.

Entering a crucial eight-game regular season stretch on Saturday, the Yankees were keen on surviving their consecutive game at Fenway Park, and was made possible by Stanton’s end-of-season clutch play.

In a post-game interview, Yankees manager Aaron Boone described the dugout as “electric” after Stanton’s score.

“Just a lot of really big time at-bats put us in that situation, and G capped it off,” said Boone, now looking ahead to Game Three at Fenway Sunday afternoon.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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