BOSTON -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 5-4 win over the New York Yankees:
“The run that Hanley’s on, you could probably attach any word you want to it [that’s] how impressive he is right now . . . He’s a major force right now.” - John Farrell on Hanley Ramirez’s play at the plate of late.
“My gosh, what they’ve been doing in the last three weeks has been remarkable.” - Farrell on the bullpen of late, following their joint 5 1/3 inning outing.
“I think we all are [hot] -- the whole team.” - Ramirez said when asked if he considers himself “hot” after hitting four homers in the series, two Sunday night.
“Got in a few jams I didn’t get myself out of. It’s kind of frustrating, a few balls that don’t leave the infield, but that’s baseball. They put ‘em in the right spot and did a good job.” - Drew Pomeranz on his 3 2/3 outing.
* Hanley Ramirez knocked in nine of Boston’s 25 runs (36 percent) in the series.
* Ramirez recorded his 21st multi-home run game, his third of 2016.
* Ramirez has six two-out home runs with multiple runners on base at home this season. Since 1974, no MLB player has had that many in one season.
* The Red Sox bullpen has a 0.94 ERA in September -- the best in the league.
* Robby Scott earned his first Major League win. He’s yet to give up a run in 4.2 innings with the Red Sox
* Bryan Holaday’s fifth inning double was his first extra-base hit since joining Boston.
1) Hanley Ramirez
Ramirez was the star of the series, never mind the game. He launched four home runs -- two Sunday -- and finished the series 9-for-16 (.563) -- 3-for-4 Sunday.
2) Mookie Betts
Although he only went 1-for-4 at the plate, Betts made to diving catches, saving at least two runs from scoring in the game.
3) Robby Scott
The rookie earned his first Major League win in a crucial game. The entire bullpen is truly the third star of the game, but he was the banner man Sunday night.