The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 5-3 Boston. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty good. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Chris Young had two hits to lead the offense.
Nova pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs. He walked none and struck out three and took his third loss of the season. Adam Warren didn't record an out and he gave up two hits and a run with a walk, Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Bryan Mitchell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. He won his fifth game of the season, Junichi Tazawa pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout and Koji Uehara pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and picked up his 22nd save of the season.
Ellsbury had three hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI. Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Young had two hits and Chase Headley had a hit. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Gardner and Young each hit a double and Rodriguez and Ellsbury each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Young and Ellsbury were each caught stealing. John Ryan Murphy committed an error.
Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI, Brock Holt had a hit and drew a walk and Xander Bogaerts had a hit and an RBI. David Ortiz had two hits and drew a walk, Hanley Ramirez had two hits and two RBI and Pablo Sandoval had a hit and Alejandro De Aza had two hits. Ryan Hanigan had an RBI, Ortiz and Betts each hit a double and Betts hit a triple. Ramirez hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. De Aza had a stolen base and Rodriguez had a pick off.
In the first Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the third Hanigan had an RBI groundout to tie the game at one. In the fourth Ramirez hit a two run homerun to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead. Ellsbury hit a solo homerun in the sixth to cut the lead to 3-2. In the seventh Betts hit an RBI triple and Bogaerts hit an RBI single to make it 5-2. Gardner hit an RBI double in the eighth to cut the lead to 5-3 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon, it will also be the rubber game as each team has won one game so far.