The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 5-1. Michael Pineda started and pitched very well, the bullpen was also good. Alex Rodriguez had two hits and two RBI.
Pineda pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up one run on seven hits. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out six and won his ninth game of the season. Justin Wilson pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out one, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Clay Buchholz pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them being earned. He didn't walk a batter and three strikeouts and lost his seventh game of the season. Robbie Ross Jr. pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with a walk and four strikeouts. Matt Barnes didn't record an out and gave up a run and a walk, Craig Breslow pitched an inning giving up a hit and Justin Masterson pitched a perfect inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI and Alex Rodriguez had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Mark Teixeira had a hit, Brian McCann had a hit and Chris Young drew a walk. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Stephen Drew had a hit and Gregorius hit a double. Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Pineda and Figueroa each committed an error.
Mookie Betts had a hit and an RBI, Brock Holt had a hit and Xander Bogaerts had a hit. Pablo Sandoval had a hit, Mike Napoli had a hit and Alejandro De Aza had a hit. Sandy Leon had a hit, Betts hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Napoli and Holt each committed an error.
In the first Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Ellsbury reached on an error and a run scored to make it 2-0 Yankees. Gardner had an RBI single and Rodriguez had an RBI walk and the lead was up to 4-0. In the fifth Betts hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-1 and in the eighth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 5-1 and that was the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.