Saturday, July 11, 2015

The New York Yankees win their third straight game

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. 

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