The New York Yankees pound the Boston Red Sox
The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The final score was 10-3 and the game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Andy Pettitte started and pitched well for the Yankees. Alfonso Soriano continued his hot hitting.
Pettitte pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with none of them being earned. He walked one and struck out five and won his eighth game of the season. Shawn Kelley struck out the only batter that he faced, David Robertson pitched an inning giving up two hits and Joba Chamberlain pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a walk. David Huff retired the only batter that he faced.
Brett Gardner had two hits, Eduardo Nunez had two hits and Robinson Cano had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Soriano had three hits and four RBI, Alex Rodriguez had two hits and drew a walk and Vernon Wells drew a walk. Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and an RBI and Mark Reynolds had two hits and three RBI. Reynolds was making his Yankees debut. Chris Stewart had two hits and an RBI, Nunez hit a triple and Reynolds and Soriano each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 7-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Gardner, Soriano and Rodriguez each had a stolen base and Soriano was picked off. Nunez committed two errors, Soriano had an outfield assist and Pettitte had a pickoff.
Felix Doubront lost his sixth game of the season pitching four innings and giving up eight hits and seven runs with six earned. He walked two and struck out four. Rubby De La Rosa pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout, Franklin Morales pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and Drake Britton pitched an inning giving up five hits and three runs with three strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Dustin Pedroia had two hits and David Ortiz had a hit and an RBI. Johnny Gomes had a hit and an RBI, Stephen Drew had two hits and Mike Napoli had a hit and drew a walk. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a hit and an RBI, Will Middlebrooks had a hit and Holt drew a walk. Drew and Napoli each hit a double and the Red Sox were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gomes was picked off, Drew, De La Rosa and Pedroia each committed an error and Morales had a pickoff.
In the first Soriano hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Reynolds hit a two run homerun in the second to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. Soriano hit a three run homerun in the third to make it a 6-0 game. Cano hit an RBI single in the fourth and it was 7-0 Yankees. Gomes hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to make it 7-1 Yankees. Ortiz and Saltalamacchia each hit an RBI single in the seventh to make it a 7-3 game. In the ninth Ichiro hit an RBI single, Reynolds hit an RBI single and Stewart hit an RBI single to make it 10-3 and that was the final score.
The two teams will play game two of the three game series on Saturday afternoon.
Postgame notes: “It was definitely encouraging”
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