The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and after a rocky start pitched well, the bullpen was good. Aaron Hicks had a big homerun for the game winning hit.
Pineda pitched six innings giving up two hits and eight hits. He walked one and struck out four. Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Kirby Yates earned his first win of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and striking out one and Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Andrew Miller earned his sixth save of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up three htis and a walk with four strikeouts.
Rick Porcello pitched seven innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Tommy Layne pitched an inning giving up a walk.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Dustin Ackley had a hit and an RBI and Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk. Brian McCann had a hit and an RBI, Starlin Castro had a hit and Hicks had a hit and an RBI. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Ronald Torreyes drew a walk and McCann and Gardner each hit a double. Hicks hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Ellsbury had two stolen bases and Gardner had a stolen base.
Mookie Betts drew a walk, Dustin Pedroia had a hit and Xander Bogaerts had two hits. David Ortiez had a hit and two RBI, Hanley Ramirez had two hits and Travis Shaw had three hits and Brock Holt had a hit. Chris Young drew a walk, Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and Christian Vasquez had a hit. Jeff Rutledge had a pinch hit, Bogaerts and Vasquez each hit a double. Ortiz hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Bogaerts and Betts each had a stolen base. Bradley had an outfield assist.
In the first Ortiz hit a two run homerun giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the first McCann hit an RBI double to make it a 2-1 game. In the second Ackley hit an RBI single to tie the game at two. In the seventh Hicks hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. It was a crazy ending as both the Red Sox manager and Ortiz were tossed over arguing balls and strikes. The rivalry had some juice in it tonight. Ellsbury left the game with a strained hip and is day to day and Miller and Betances will not be available tomorrow.