Friday, August 7, 2015

The New York Yankees hang on for a victory over the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  CC Sabathia started and pitched very well, the bullpen did their job and Jacoby Ellsbury and Alex Rodriguez each had two hits. 

Sabathia pitched six innings giving up a run on three hits.  He walked three and struck out eight.  Justin Wilson picked up his fourth win of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit but striking out the side, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Andrew Miller picked up his 24th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Robbie Ross Jr. pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and Rodriguez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Brendan Ryan had a hit and Rodriguez hit a double.  Ellsbury hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Rusney Castillo had a hit and an RBI, Xander Bogaerts drew a walk and Hanley Ramirez had a hit.  Pablo Sandoval drew a walk, Ryan Hanigan had two hits and Travis Shaw had a hit.  Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and drew two walks.  The Red Sox were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Ramirez had a stolen base. 

In the third Rodriguez hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the seventh Ellsbury hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees the 2-1 lead and that would be the final score.  The Yankees took two out of three in the series and will begin a series with the second place Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.  The Yankees in their last series have gone 8-0-1 and that dates back to the end of June.  They have a six game lead in the loss column beginning play on Friday.   

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