The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-4. Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen was pretty good. Tyler Austin and Didi Gregorius each had three hits.
Cessa pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Tommy Layne pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout, Blake Parker won his first game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he walked a batter and Richard Bleier pitched to two batters and retired them both, one by strikeout. Tyler Clippard earned his third save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.
David Price lost his ninth game of the season and he pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up 12 hits and six runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect inning and Robbie Ross Jr. pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Starlin Castro had a hit, Gregorius had three hits and an RBI and Austin Romine had two hits. Austin had three hits and two RBI, Sanchez, Gregorius and Austin each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Cessa committed an error.
In the first Sanchez hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the fifth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0. In the sixth Pedroia hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1 and Betts hit an RBI ground out to make it a 3-2 game. Gregorius hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth to push the Yankees lead to 4-2. In the seventh Hill hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3. Pedroia hit an RBI single to tie the game at four. In the bottom of the seventh Austin hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Wednesday night. The Yankees will try to keep their faint playoff hopes alive and clinch their 24th straight winning season.