Alex Verdugo hits a ground ball up the middle for a RBI single that scores Hunter Renfroe, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the 2nd
Hunter Renfroe drills an RBI double to left field, getting the Red Sox their first run of the game in the bottom of the 8th inning
Hunter Renfroe completes the Red Sox's 10th inning rally, plus Dansby Swanson hits his first career grand slam on this edition of FastCast
Condensed Game: Four wild pitches set up Hunter Renfroe for a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th to lift the Red Sox to a 5-4 win
Fenway Park played host Thursday to a wild finish that Brooks Kriske and the New York Yankees would love to forget.After taking the lead in the top of the 10th inning, the Yankees called on Kriske, a reliever making just his 11th big-league appearance, to close out the Boston Red Sox. Kriske quickly melted down and threw four wild pitches, with one of the throws allowing the tying run to score. Red Sox tie it pic.twitter.com/RHHwJzuEC4 Justin Groc (@jgroc) July 23, 2021 Kriske also walked Xander Bogaerts and then moved him to third with more wild pitches. ... pic.twitter.com/SQNxM1FbmF Justin Groc (@jgroc) July 23, 2021 Hunter Renfroe put Kriske and the Yankees out of their misery with a walk-off sacrifice fly. Walk it off, Hunter Renfroe! pic.twitter.com/pzY9gkeDST MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2021 Kriske's meltdown tied a modern-era record for wild pitches in a single inning, joining Walter Johnson, Phil Niekro, Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson, and R.A. Dickey, according to Baseball Almanac. Kriske is the only pitcher to throw at least four wild pitches in a single extra inning, according to Stats By Stats.He's also just the second pitcher in Yankees history to throw four-plus wild pitches in a game, according to YES Network's James Smyth."It sucks to be the one to blow it for the team," Kriske said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.Chad Green set up Kriske's disastrous 10th inning by giving up a game-tying double to Enrique Hernandez with two out in the ninth. The Yankees now trail Boston by eight games in the AL East. The Yankees have 4 losses this season when leading by multiple runs in the 9th inningThat's tied with 1979 for their most such losses in a single season since at least 1974 Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 23, 2021 "Another gut-punch. An out away there," manager Aaron Boone said, per Boland. "It certainly stings on a long night here. But we also have to get over this."Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.