Monday, July 18, 2016

New York Yankees drop second straight to the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well.  The bullpen did a good job.  Brett Gardner had two of the teams five hits. 

Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out two and lost his seventh game of the season.  Anthony Swarzak pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up no hits and no runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Richard Bleier pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Eduardo Rodriguez started for the Red Sox and he pitched seven innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and a strikeout.  Rodriguez won his second game of the season.  Matt Barnes pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Koji Uehara pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his sixth game of the season. 

Gardner had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Alex Rodriguez drew a walk and Brian McCann had a hit.  Didi Gregorius had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Gregorius hit a double.  Gardner and Headley each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gregorius and Headley each committed an error. 

Mookie Betts had two hits and drew a walk, Dustin Pedroia drew two walks and Xander Bogaerts had an RBI.  David Ortiz had a hit and drew a walk, Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and Aaron Hill had a hit.  Bryce Brentz had a hit, Sandy Leon had two hits and four RBI and Leon hit a homerun.  The Red Sox were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the third Bogaerts grounded into a force out and a run scored.  Gardner hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the third to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Leon hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.  In the sixth Leon hit a three run homerun to make it a 5-1 game.  Headley hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 5-2 but that would be the final score. 

The two teams will finish their three game series on Sunday night.  The Yankees will be looking to avoid the sweep. 

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