Saturday, September 27, 2014

The New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka get hit hard in loss to the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 10-4.  Masahiro Tanaka started and got knocked around but felt fine physically which was the most important to him and the Yankees.  Bryan Mitchell and Chase Whitley pitched well out of the bullpen.  Ichiro Suzuki, Chase Headley, Chris Young and Francisco Cervelli each had two hits and Derek Jeter had a hit. 
Tanaka pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and seven runs with five of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out two.  He lost his fifth game of the season.  Preston Claiborne pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs which were unearned and a walk, Mitchell pitched four innings giving up four hits and a run with three strikeouts and Whitley pitched two innings giving up two hits and he had four strikeouts. 
Joe Kelly won his sixth game of the season pitching 7 1/3 innings and giving up nine hits and four runs.  He

walked two and struck out three.  Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and gave up a hit and Rubby De La

Rosa pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits
and he struck out four. 

Suzuki had two hits, Jeter had a hit and Cervelli had two hits.  Austin Romine had a hit, Headley had two hits and Young had two hits and an RBI.  Stephen Drew had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Jose Pirela had a hit and drew a walk and Brendan Ryan had an RBI.  Headley, Young and Drew each hit a double.  Pirela hit a triple and the Yankees were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Headley commited an error and Perez committed two errors. 

Mookie Betts had a hit and drew a walk, Xander Bogaerts had two hits and Daniel Nava had three hits and three RBI.  Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and two RBI, Rivero had a hit and Cecchini had two hits and an RBI.  Rusney Castillo had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Brentz had a hit and Christian Vasquez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Betts, Bogaerts and Rivero each hit a double and Cecchini hit two doubles.  The Red Sox were 10-19 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Castillo had a stolen base. 

In the first Cespedes had an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the second the Red Sox scored eight runs to take a 9-0 lead.  Vasquez hit an RBI single, Nava hit a two run single, Cespedes hit an RBI single, Craig reached on an error allowing two runs to score, Cecchini hit an RBI double and Castillo hit an RBI single.  In the sixth Nava hit an RBI single to make it 10-0 Red Sox.  The Yankees scored a run in the seventh on a Ryan sacrifice fly.  The Yankees added three runs in the eighth to make it 10-4 and that would be the final score.  Young hit an RBI single and Drew hit a two run double.  The two teams will play the final game of the season and the rubber game of their three game series on Sunday afternoon. 

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