Thursday, September 4, 2014

The New York Yankees even their series with the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-1.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched very well.  Brian McCann led the Yankees offense with four hits. 

Kuroda pitched seven innings giving up one run on four hits.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight and won his 10th game of the season.  Dellin Betances gave up a hit and struck out two in one inning and David Robertson gave up a hit and struck out two in his one inning of work. 

Anthony Ranaudo lost his first game of the season pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up six hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out one.  Craig Breslow pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and striking out two, Alex Wilson pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and Edward Mujica pitched a perfect inning. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and an RBI, Derek Jeter had a hit and drew a walk and Brett Gardner had two hits and an RBI.  Carlos Beltran drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk and McCann  had four hits and three RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit, Stephen Drew drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit.  Ellsbury hit a triple and McCann hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gardner was caught stealing and Kuroda had a pickoff. 

Brock Holt had a hit and an RBI, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Daniel Nava had two hits.  Vasquez had a hit, Jemile Weeks had a hit and Holt hit a double.  The Red Sox were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Weeks had a stolen base and Nava was picked off.  Nava had an outfield assist. 

In the second McCann hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  Ellsbury hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make it 3-0.  In the sixth Holt hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Gardner hit an RBI single and McCann hit an RBI single to make it 5-1 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game of their three game series on Thursday night.   


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