The New York Yankees lose 5-1 in Boston to the Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 5-1 and the game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and wasn’t very good. The Yankees offense couldn’t get much going against Jon Lester.
Sabathia pitched six innings giving up nine hits and five runs. He walked four and struck out five and took his 13th loss of the season. Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning walking two and striking out one and Matt Daley pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had a couple of hits, Robinson Cano had an RBI and Alex Rodriguez drew a walk. Brendan Ryan had a hit, J.R. Murphy drew a walk and Granderson hit a double and a triple. The Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Reynolds committed an error.
Jon Lester won his 14th game of the season pitching eight innings and giving up three hits and a run. He walked two and struck out five. Franklin Morales pitched a perfect inning.
Dustin Pedroia had a hit, Shane Victorino had two hits and an RBI and David Ortiz had a hit and an RBI. Mike Napoli had two hits and drew two walks, Johnny Gomes had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Daniel Nava had an RBI. Will Middlebrooks had an RBI, David Ross had a hit and drew a walk and Bogaerts drew a walk.
Ortiz, Gomes and Victorino each hit a double and the Red Sox were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Victorino had a stolen base.
In the second Middlebrooks had an RBI groundout giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. In the third Ortiz hit an RBI double, Gomes hit an RBI single and it was 3-0 Red Sox. Cano hit an RBI groundout in the fourth to cut the lead to 3-1. Victorino hit an RBI single in the fourth to make it 4-1 and the scoring completed in the fifth with a Nava sacrifice fly. The final score was 5-1 Red Sox.
The Yankees have now lost two straight and their playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. The Yankees record fell to 79-70 and the Red Sox record improved to 91-59. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday night.