The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 6-4 and the game took place in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees used nine pitchers and most of the pitching was good. Rodriguez led the offense with a couple of hits but Judge and Mateo each hit a homerun.
Tyler Cloyd started for the Yankees and pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run, Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Nick Rumbelow pitched an inning giving up a hit. Tyler Olson pitched a perfect inning, Johnny Barbato pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Richard Bleier pitched an inning striking out a batter. Kyle Haynes pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Mark Montgomery pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with one of them being unearned. He struck out two batters and Nick Goody pitched a perfect inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI and Judge had a hit and three RBI. Rodriguez had two hits and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI and Chase Headley drew a walk. Jonathan Diaz drew a walk, Ben Gamel had a hit and Rob Refsnyder had a hit. Mateo had a hit and an RBI and Ronald Torreyes had a hit. Ellsbury hit a triple and Mateo and Judge each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Refsnyder and Torreyes each had a stolen base and Rodriguez had a passed ball.
In the first Brock Holt hit an RBI single giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. In the third Mateo hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the third Teixeira hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the fifth Beltran hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. In the seventh Judge hit a three run homerun to push the Yankees lead to 6-1. Brennan Boesch hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 6-2 and Ryan LaMarre hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 6-4 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees spring record improved to 2-2 and they will travel to Clearwater, Florida on Sunday afternoon to take on the Philadelphia Phillies.