Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Yankees fail to win two in a row once again as they fall in Boston

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox by the score of 4-3 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Yankees haven’t won two in a row in nearly a month. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and he pitched ok. The Yankees bullpen was pretty good and their offense was not clutch at all. Derek Jeter is the only player that had a hit with runners in scoring position. Jon Lester did not have his control and he didn’t last that long but he battled, Dustin Pedroia led the Red Sox offense. 
Kuroda pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on eight hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out six. Boone Logan pitched to one batter and gave up a hit, Joba Chamberlain pitched 2/3 of an inning retiring both batters that he faced and Dave Robertson suffered his seventh loss of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts. Lester pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with seven walks and five strikeouts. Junichi Tazawa pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts, Craig Breslow pitched a scoreless inning giving up a walk and Andrew Bailey pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one to earn his first victory of the season.

Jeter had a hit and two RBI with a walk, Nick Swisher had two hits and Alex Rodriguez drew a walk. Robinson Cano had an RBI and drew a walk, Russell Martin had a hit and drew a walk and Steve Pearce drew a walk. Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Andruw Jones had a hit and drew two walks and Jayson Nix had a hit. Swisher, Nix, Martin and Jeter each hit a double. The Yankees were 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Nunez was caught stealing and Martin committed an error.

Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits and two RBI, Pedroia had three hits and two RBI and Cody Ross had a hit. Ryan Kalish had a hit, Pedro Ciriaco had two hits and Mike Aviles had a hit. Ellsbury, Ciriaco and Ross each hit a double and Pedroia hit a homerun. The Red Sox were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Ellsbury had a stolen base.

In the first inning Cano hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. They had second and third no outs though and that was all they got, it set the tone for the game. In the third Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Pedroia hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. Jeter hit a two run double giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth Pedroia hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three. In the bottom of the ninth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to win the game 4-3.

The Yankees record fell to 79-62 and the Red Sox record improved to 64-78. This was the first game of a three game series. The two teams will play game two on Wednesday night. The Yankees are now once again tied for first place with the Baltimore Orioles.

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