Dwight Evans' great catch kept New York from increasing an early lead to unmanageable proportions and his three-run home run keyed the first of three four-run innings with which Boston prevailed before a third straight capacity crowd in Fenway Park.
With the Yankees ahead, 3-0, and a runner on base, Evans flagged down Willie Randolph's bid for extra bases. "I really had to hustle to make that catch," Evans said. "I caught it on the end of my glove and I have to admit I thought it was a good play."
That was in the top of the fourth inning. And in the bottom half, Evans came through again, his 12th homer tying the game at 3 before Jerry Remy got the game-winning RBI. Remy's two-out single put his team ahead to stay by bringing in Carl Yastrzemski, who had doubled off the center field wall for his 1,132nd extra-base hit, tying Tris Speaker for eighth on baseball's all-time list.
Left-hander Bruce Hurst (5-7) ended a personal five-game losing streak since he last won on May 25. Bob Stanley worked 2 2/3 innings for his 16th save. The Red Sox backed them with 16 hits.
The Red Sox, after the big fourth off Matt Keough (3-4), rallied again off George Frazier in the fifth and off Bob Shirley and Dale Murray in the eighth.