Saturday, May 7, 2016

New York Yankees win their second straight over the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-2.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and he pitched very well and Chase Headley and Didi Gregorius each had two hits and Austin Romine had three hits to lead the offense. 

Eovaldi pitched eight innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and six strikeouts.  Eovaldi won his second game of the season.  Nick Goody pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

David Price lost his first game of the season pitching 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  Matt Barnes pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Tommy Layne pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Sean O'Sullivan pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit and drew a walk.  Mark Teixeira had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and two RBI and Dustin Ackley drew a walk.  Headley had two hits, Gregorius had two hits and three RBI and Romine had three hits and two RBI.  Romine hit two doubles and Gregorius and Beltran each hit a double.  The Yankees were  3-13 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Headley committed an error. 

Mookie Betts had two hits, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and Hanley Ramirez had a hit.  Brock Holt had a hit and an RBI, Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit adn an RBI and Bradley hit a homerun.  The Red Sox were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the second Holt hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the third Romine hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Gregorius hit a three run double and the Yankees had a 4-1 lead.  In the fifth Bradley Jr. hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-2.  In the fifth Beltran hit a two run double to extend the Yankees lead to 6-2.  In the sixth Hicks hit a sac fly and it was 7-2 Yankees.  In the eighth Romine hit an RBI double to make it 8-2 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won the first two of this three game series and will go for the sweep on Sunday night.  They have also won three of their last four games. 

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