BOSTON -- Gleyber Torres’ eyes bulged with disbelief as his spikes kicked up Fenway Park’s storied red clay, spotting third-base coach Luis Rojas dancing in the grass, his left arm whirling like a windmill. For a moment, the huffing Yankee considered stopping, the equivalent of calling it a night after two good hands of blackjack.
Something inside said to go for it. Torres rounded third base and chugged toward home plate, completing a “Little League home run” that resulted in three runs and helped propel the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park, sealing a sweep of a two-game series.
“I was a little nervous in the beginning; I don’t want to get thrown out at home plate,” Torres said. “The last couple of seconds, I almost didn’t run. I’m happy to make that play, score and do something for the team.”
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