The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday evening. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 13-8 Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched pretty well, the bullpen made it a bit interesting. The offense hit five homeruns and Stephen Drew had three hits to lead the offense.
Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out five and won his 11th game of the season. Andrew Bailey pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks, Justin Wilson pitched to one batter and retired him and Bryan Mitchell pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and two runs with a walk. Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, Caleb Cotham gave up two hits and a run without recording an out and Andrew Miller pitched an inning walking one batter and striking out a batter.
Henry Owens pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs with two walks and two strikeouts. He lost his second game of the season. Ryan Cook pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and four runs with two walks, Heath Hembree pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts and Craig Breslow pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Alexi Ogando pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Chris Young had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI. Carlos Beltran had a hit and two RBI, Jose Pirela had a hit and an RBI and Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk. Greg Bird had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, John Ryan Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Drew had three hits and three RBI, Drew hit a double and a homerun. Gardner hit a double and Bird, Murphy, Beltran and Gregorius each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Mookie Betts had a hit and an RBI, Allen Craig drew two walks and Pablo Sandoval had an RBI. Xander Bogaerts had three hits and two RBI, David Ortiz had a hit and an RBI and Sandy Leon had a hit. Travis Shaw had two hits and an RBI, Rusney Castillo had two hits and Blake Swihart had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Betts, Ortiz, Swihart, Leon and Shaw each hit a double. Bogaerts hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 5-17 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Swihart had a stolen base and Castillo had an outfield assist.
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Ortiz RBI double. In the second the Yankees answered with eight runs. Bird hit a two run homerun, Murphy hit a solo homerun which was back-to-back, Young hit an RBI single and Rodriguez hit a two run single. Beltran hit a two run homerun and it was 8-1 Yankees. In the third Drew hit a three run homerun to make it 11-1 and Gregorius hit a solo homerun in the fifth to push the lead to 12-1. Betts hit a sac fly in the fifth to trim the lead to 12-2 and in the sixth Bogaerts hit a solo homerun to make it a 12-3 game. In the seventh Sandoval hit a sac fly and Bogaerts hit an RBI single and it was 12-5 Yankees. In the eighth Pirela hit an RBI single and the lead went up to 13-5. In the eighth the Red Sox would score a couple of more runs to make it 13-7 and then add one in the ninth to make it 13-8 but that would be the final score. The Yankees tried to get through it without using their best relievers but couldn't do it. The Yankees won two out of three in this series and five out of six on the road trip. They will have an off day on Thursday before opening a ten game homestand on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.