Rickey Henderson, returning late to the Yankees after the players strike, had a two-run single in a six-run sixth inning as New York beat the Red Sox, 10-6, last night in Boston.
Before the game, it was announced that Henderson had been fined three days' pay for missing a doubleheader Thursday, the first day of play after the two-day strike.
"I'm just here to play baseball," he said before the game. "If they're going to fine me, they're going to fine me. I don't want to talk about the situation anymore."
The Yankees had 19 hits, tying their season high.
Trailing, 6-3, in the sixth, New York broke through against Bruce Hurst (7-9) and Bob Stanley. Willie Randolph, Andre Robertson and Billy Sample singled to load the bases. One out later, Hurst hit Bobby Meacham, scoring Randolph.
Stanley relieved and Henderson hit his two-run single to tie the score, then stole his league-leading 51st base. After Don Mattingly was intentionally walked to reload the bases, Dave Winfield's infield hit scored the go-ahead run. Don Baylor's two-run single made it 9-6.
Boston's Wade Boggs tied a major league record when he became the seventh third baseman to participate in four double plays in a game.