Friday, August 12, 2016

New York Yankees win second in a row in Boston

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 4-2.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen did their job.  Jacoby Ellsbury had two RBI and Aaron Hicks had two hits to lead the offense. 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up eight hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Luis Cessa earned his second win of the season pitching two innings and striking out two and Dellin Betances saved his third game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. 

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts.  Brad Ziegler pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts and he lost his sixth game of the season.  Matt Barnes pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Ellsbury had a hit and two RBIand Chase Headley drew a walk.  Alex Rodriguez had an RBI, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Austin Romine had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Hicks had two hits and Ellsbury hit a double.  Romine hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

Dustin Pedroia had a hit, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and David Ortiz had a hit and drew a walk.  Hanley Ramirez had two hits and two RBI, Jackie Bradley Jr. drew a walk and Brock Holt had a hit.  Sandy Leon had three hits, Andrew Benintendi drew a walk and Ortiz, Pedroia and Ramirez each hit a double.  Leon hit two doubles and the Red Sox were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the first Ramirez hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the third Romine hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Ramirez hit an RBI double giving the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.  Ellsbury hit a two run double in the eighth and the Yankees had a 3-2 lead.  Rodriguez hit an RBI groundout in the eighth to give them a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score.   

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