The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1. It was a great pitching duel as Masahiro Tanaka and Jon Lester did battle. They both pitched great but Tanaka gave up a late solo homerun to lose the game. The Yankees offense didn't do much against Lester at all.
Tanaka pitched a complete game giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out eight, he lost his third game of the season and second in a row.
Lester pitched eight innings giving up one run on five hits and the one run was unearned. He walked two and struck out six and earned his ninth win of the season. Koji Uehara saved his 17th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Derek Jeter had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits. Brian Roberts had a hit and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Gardner was caught stealing and Ellsbury had an outfield assist.
Brock Holt had a hit, Dustin Pedroia had three hits and David Ortiz had a hit. Mike Napoli had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, David Ross had a hit and an RBI and Ortiz and Holt each hit a double. Ross and Napoli each hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Drew committed an error.
In the third Ross hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The Yankees came right back and tied the game on a Jeter RBI groundout in the bottom of the third. In the ninth Napoli hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead and that was the final score.
The two teams have split the first two games of the series and the rubber game will be played on Sunday night.