MLB-Leading Red Sox And Yankees Start Pivotal Stretch In Bronx

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Drew Pomeranz will pitch against New York tonight. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Yankees were once 9-and-9, but they've won 15 of 16 since to climb within one game of the 25-and-9, baseball-leading Red Sox.

And, wouldn't ya know, Boston and New York will clash tonight in the Bronx.

These clubs met at Fenway about a month ago, and the Sox took two of three by a combined 27-14 margin.

Boston's coming off three straight wins in Texas, but one reason New York's so hot is the play of 21-year-old rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres. He drilled a walk-off three-run homer Sunday to stun Cleveland 7-4.

His manager Aaron Boone's a fan.

"He's been special," Boone said. "Obviously the home run today, but a couple more special defensive plays, which is now on a nightly basis."

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Torres is hitting .327 with 11 RBI in his 15 games. Yanks have won 14 of them.

It won't be an easy task for Drew Pomeranz. The Sox lefty has a 6-14 ERA through three starts, but a career 3.12 mark at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Severino has a 2.11 ERA in seven starts, but his worst came at Fenway when he gave up five runs over five innings for his only loss.

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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