The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 8-6 Yankees. Nathan Eovaldi started and after a rough third inning settled down and pitched ok. Rob Refsnyder the rookie who just came up on Saturday had a big day with his first major league hit and also his first major league homerun.
Eovaldi pitched five innings giving up seven hits and three runs with four strikeouts. Eovaldi won his ninth game of the season. Adam Warren pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Justin Wilson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out two and Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up two unearned runs and a walk with a strikeout.
Wade Miley pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with no walks and two strikeouts. Miley lost his eighth game of the season. Tommy Layne pitched an inning giving up three hits, Alexi Ogando pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts and Craig Breslow pitched to one batter and retired him.
Brett Gardner had two hits, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI and Mark Teixeira had a hit. Chris Young had a hit and an RBI, Brian McCann had two hits and two RBI and Chase Headley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Refsnyder had two hits and two RBI, McCann, Rodriguez, Young and Headley each hit a double and McCann and Refsnyder each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. McCann and Refsnyder each committed an error. Refsnyder error was more of a miscommunication and part of the learning curve.
Mookie Betts had a hit, Brock Holt had a hit and drew a walk and Xander Bogaerts had two hits and an RBI. Pablo Sandoval had a hit and an RBI and Hanley Ramirez had two hits and an RBI. Alejandro De Aza had two hits and an RBI, Shane Victorino had a hit and an RBI and Mike Napoli had a hit. Ryan Hanigan had a hit and drew a walk. Ramirez hit a double and the Red Sox were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Victorino had two stolen bases and Napoli had a stolen base. Hanigan had a passed ball.
In the second McCann hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the third Bogaerts hit an RBI single, Sandoval hit an RBI single and Ramirez hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead. In the fifth a balk allowed the Yankees to score a run and tie the game at three. In the sixth Rodriguez hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. In the sixth Young hit an RBI double to make it 5-3 Yankees and Headley doubled to push the score to 6-3 Yankees. In the bottom of the sixth Victorino hit an RBI single to cut the score to 6-4. In the ninth Refsnyder hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 8-4. In the bottom of the ninth the Red Sox scored twice to make it 8-6 but that would be the final score. Ramirez reached on a force attempt error and De Aza hit a sac fly. The Yankees won two out of three in the series and will now head to the All Star Break in first place and have a four game lead on the Baltimore Orioles and 3 1/2 on the Tampa Bay Rays but five in the loss column. They will restart their season on Friday night at home against the Seattle Mariners.