Yankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 5.06 ERA) is placed for that opener and RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47) within the nightcap Sunday.
Moreland couldn’t achieve the ball, which hit Ellsbury and bounced into foul territory. Farrell contended in support of an interference call after a extended review, the umpires permitted Ellsbury to remain on first.
The Red Sox have been 43- when leading after eight. Kimbrel, the winning pitcher within the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, had his first career blown save at Fenway following 30 effective ones.
Boston starter Chris Purchase struck out 13 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball. He leads the majors with 191 strikeouts.
Ben Heller (1-) went two innings. Seven Yankees relievers combined to blank Boston on four hits for nine innings.
Both teams burned through their bullpens, and also the relievers won’t get much rest. The Yankees and also the AL East-leading Red Sox are positioned for any day-night doubleheader Sunday.