Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5

Boston Red Sox’s Brock Holt, left, celebrates with teammates Andrew Benintendi, second from left, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr., right, after a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday.

A day after blowing a late lead, the AL East leaders battered Severino for a career-worst 10 runs. Drew Pomeranz pitched the Red Sox to their ninth win in 10 games, and restored their 4½-game lead over New York.

Boston began bruising the Yankees’ staff even before the first pitch — starter Jordan Montgomery was hit in the head by a flyball while he signed autographs as the Red Sox took batting practice. Montgomery is still expected to pitch Sunday night against ace Chris Sale in the series finale.

The 23-year-old Benintendi, who also homered Friday night, is on quite a tear in August. He is 15 for 31 with four home runs and five steals this month, reaching base 20 times in eight games.

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