The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 14-4. Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched pretty well, Alex Rodriguez had four RBI and Chase Headley, Stephen Drew and Brian McCann each hit a homerun.
Tanaka pitched five innings giving up four hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked three and struck out four. David Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and Kyle Davies pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and striking out two. Tanaka earned his first win of the season.
Clay Buchholz lost his first game of the season. He pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and ten runs with nine of them being earned. He walked two and struck out three, Craig Breslow pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three walks and he struck out one, Tommy Layne pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and Anthony Varvaro pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Edward Mujica pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Brett Gardner had two hits and two RBI and Carlos Beltran had two hits and an RBI. Chris Young had a hit, Mark Teixeira had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and McCann had two hits and an RBI. Rodriguez had a hit and four RBI, Gregorio Petit had a hit and Headley had three hits and three RBI. Drew had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit. Rodriguez hit a double, Headley, Drew and McCann each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 6-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Ellsbury had a stolen base and Drew was caught stealing. Drew committed an error.
Mookie Betts had a hit, Brock Holt had a hit and David Ortiz drew a walk. Hanley Ramirez had a hit and two RBI, Pablo Sandoval had two hits and Mike Napoli had a hit and drew two walks. Xander Bogaerts had two hits and two RBI including a double. Ramirez hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Napoli committed an error and Betts had an outfield assist.
The Yankees jumped right out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning. Beltran grounded out into a force out and a run scored. Rodriguez hit a three run double and then Headley and drew hit back-to-back homeruns and it was 7-0 Yankees. In the fourth Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly and Bogaerts hit a two run double to make it a 7-3 game. In the fourth Gardner hit a two run single to make it a 9-3 game and then Teixeira hit a sac fly to make it 10-3. Ramirez hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it a 10-4 game. In the sixth Rodriguez had an RBI walk, Headley hit an RBI single and Drew hit a sacrifice fly and it was a 13-4 game. McCann hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 14-4 and that was the final score. The Yankees lost two out of three in the series and are 2-4 on the season. They will head to Baltimore to begin a three game series on Monday night.