Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The New York Yankes hold off the Boston Red Sox as they even their series

The New  York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 3-1 Yankees.  Michael Pineda started and pitched great, the bullpen did their job and the offense got a couple of big hits.  Stephen Drew hit a two run double and Brett Gardner hit a solo homerun. 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up one run on four hits.  He walked none and struck out seven and won his tenth game of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out two and Andrew Miller saved his 29th game of the season.  He pitched a perfect inning striking out the side. 

Rick Porcello pitched great going eight innings and giving up five hits and three runs with only one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out 13.  Porcello lost his 12th game of the season, Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him and Noe Ramirez pitched to two batters and struck them both out. 

Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit.  Chase Headley drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Drew had a hit and two RBI.  Drew hit a double and Gardner hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Mookie Betts had a hit, Pablo Sandoval had a hit and an RBI and Xander Bogaerts ahd two hits.  Brock Holt had a hit, Blake Swihart had a hit and Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits.  Bradley Jr. hit two doubles and the Red Sox were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left sevenmen on base.  Betts was caught stealing and Shaw committed an error. 

In the third Sandoval hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Drew hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the eighth Gardner hit a solo homerun to make it 3-1 Yankees and that was the final score.  The rubber game of the series will be on Wednesday afternoon. 

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