Gleyber Torres, Yankees cash in on Red Sox errors to complete two-game sweep

Gleyber Torres was able to score on a single as the Boston Red Sox threw the ball around a bit in the fifth inning at Fenway Park.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

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.”