Friday, April 29, 2016

New York Yankees lose another close one as they continue to not hit

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 4-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well, Dellin Betances gave up a big homerun.  The Yankees offense didn't do much, Starlin Castro and Brett Gardner each had two hits. 

Tanaka pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts.  Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and he took his second loss of the season. 

Henry Owens started for the Red Sox and he pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts.  Matt Barnes pitched a perfect inning, Koji Uehara won his first game pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout and Craig Kimbrel saved his seventh game pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Gardner had two hits and an RBI and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI, Castro had two hits including a triple and Rodriguez hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Ellsbury was caught stealing and Headley committed an error. 

Xander Bogaerts had two hits, David Ortiz had two hits and two RBI and Hanley Ramirez had a hit.  Travis Shaw had a hit, Brock Holt had a hit and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and two RBI.  Bradley Jr. hit a double and Ortiz hit a homerun.  The Red Sox were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Holt had an outfield assist. 

In the second Rodriguez hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Gardner hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Yankees.  In the seventh Bradley Jr. hit an RBI double and the game was tied at two.  In the eighth Ortiz hit a two run homerun to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. 

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