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Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

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Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth.

J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win.

New York has beat Boston 12 straight times dating to last season, tying the Yankees' longest winning streak in baseball's most historic rivalry.

"It's probably a little bit fluky, a little aberration," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "It's a collection of a few series where obviously they haven't quite been the same team this year."cheap nike nfl jerseys china

New York was on a 5-15 slide and missing star sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton before starting this streak. Now, the Yankees' magic number is one to ensure themselves a fourth consecutive postseason berth. The Yankees can clinch Sunday with a win or a loss by the Seattle Mariners.5

The Yankees improved to 31-21 and earned their 28th consecutive winning season, the second-longest streak in big league history behind their 39 in a row from 1926-64.

Happ (2-2) allowed four hits and struck out nine. It's his second win of the season over the Red Sox. He allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a victory against them last month in New York.

He said the way he's been able to turn his season around after a slow start is something he isn't taking for granted.

"I don't think I can put it into words," Happ said. "I appreciate the support from the players here in this room. It certainly means a lot and feels good."

Happ has a 3.25 ERA over 44 1/3 innings pitched this season. That is second on the team among pitchers with at least five starts, behind only ace Gerrit Cole (3.00).cheap nfl nike jersey

"Just a good job of executing all night," Yankees' manager Aaron Boone said. "He's just in a really good place on the mound right now."

Frazier finished with three of the Yankees' 11 hits.

Boston starter Chris Mazza (1-2) lasted four innings, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks.

He struggled from the outset, giving up a hit and pair of walks to load the bases in the first.

Gio Urshela took advantage, putting the Yankees on the scoreboard with a sacrifice fly that scored DJ LeMahieu. Frazier made it 2-0 with a line drive single to left field, bringing in Aaron Judge.

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