The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-1. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched really well and their big three in the bullpen closed it out. The Yankees offense had five players with two hits.
Tanaka pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts. He won his seventh game of the season. Dellin Betances pitched an inning with a strikeout, Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and he saved his 18th game.
David Price pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up 11 hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout. He lost his seventh game of the season. Robbie Ross Jr. pitched an inning with a strikeout, Heath Hembree pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and Tommy Layne retired the only two batters that he faced.
Brett Gardner had two hits, Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI and Carlos Beltran had two hits. Alex Rodriguez drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had two hits and Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI. Rob Refsnyder drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI. Beltran, Castro and Gregorius each hit a double and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Gardner had a stolen base and Castro committed an error.
Dustin Pedroia had a hit and an RBI, David Ortiz drew a walk and Travis Shaw drew a walk. Sandy Leon had a hit, Brock Holt had a hit and Bryce Brentz drew a walk. Holt hit a double and Pedroia hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Bradley Jr. committed an error.
In the first Pedroia hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Castro hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. Romine hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 still in the fourth and Ellsbury hit an RBI single to push the Yankees lead to 3-1 in the fourth. The game would end 3-1 and the Yankees would avoid the three game sweep. The Yankees will remain at home for a four game series with the first place Baltimore Orioles beginning on Monday night.