BOSTON — There were no fans in the stands and the Red Sox are in the middle of a brutal season, but Aaron Boone thought the Yankees’ 6-5, 12-inning win at Fenway Park felt like a prelude to the postseason.
“It felt kind of like starting playoff baseball,’’ Boone said after the Yankees pulled off their ninth straight win in a game that lasted nearly five hours. “It was cold, the wind picked up and there were a lot of big situations.”
The Yankees came through in enough of them to beat the Red Sox again, as they overcame a four-run deficit.
DJ LeMahieu’s RBI double in the top of the 12th to put the Yankees ahead for good and that came after Gary Sanchez kept them alive with a game-tying homer with two outs in the top of the ninth.
Jonathan Loaisiga threw two innings — including a scoreless 12th — as the Yankees erased a four-run deficit, sparked by a two-run double by Sanchez and then his homer off Matt Barnes when the Yankees were down to their final out.
“We were down in a hole today and we had absolute confidence we were going to find a way back in the game,’’ LeMahieu said. “A couple of weeks ago, 4-0 felt like 20-0. Tonight, 4-0 felt within…