The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The game took place at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida and the final score was 6-3 Yankees. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well. Dustin Ackley had two hits to lead the Yankees offense.
Nova pitched four innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Bryan Mitchell pitched three innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Nick Rumbelow pitched an inning giving up four hits and a run with a strikeout and Nick Goody pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run.
Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI, Cesar Puello had a hit and two RBI and Ronald Torreyes drew a walk. Ackley had two hits, Cito Culver had a hit and two RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit. Ben Gamel had a hit which was a double and Culver hit a double. Hicks hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Silva had a stolen base and Pete Kozma committed an error.
In the first David Ortiz grounded into a double play and a run scored giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. In the third Hicks hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the eighth Puello hit a two run single to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Silva reached on a throwing error and a run scored to push the lead to 4-1, Culver hit a two run double and it was 6-1 Yankees. In the eighth Deven Marrero hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-2 and in the ninth Sam Travis hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 6-3 which would be the final score. The Yankees improved their spring record to 4-8 with a couple of ties. The Yankees will play at home in Tampa against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.