The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 7-4. Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and pitched ok, the bullpen wasn't great. Gary Sanchez had a couple of RBI and Mason Williams had a couple of hits.
Cessa lost his second game of the season pitching five innings and giving up six hits and three runs with a strikeout. James Pazos gave up a hit and a run, Jonathan Holder pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run. Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Ben Heller pitched a perfect inning.
Clay Buchholz won his seventh game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Robbie Ross Jr. pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Brad Ziegler pitched to one batter and struck him out and Koji Uehara pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Fernando Abad pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and Craig Kimbrel pitched to two batters and struck them both out and recorded his 26th save of the season.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk and Sanchez had a hit and two RBI. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and Brian McCann had a hit. Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk, Williams had two hits and Billy Butler had a hit and two RBI. Headley, Sanchez, McCann and Gardner each hit a double. Butler hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gardner and Ellsbury each had an outfield assist.
Dustin Pedroia had two hits, Xander Bogaerts had a h it and David Ortiz had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Mookie Betts had two hits, Hanley Ramirez had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Travis Shaw had a hit and an RBI. Sandy Leon had a hit and an RBI, Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and an RBI and Shaw, Ortiz, Leon and Bogaerts each hit a double. Ramirez and Bradley Jr. each hit a homerun. The Red Sox were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Betts had a stolen base.
In the first Ortiz hit an RBI single to make it 1-0. Ramirez hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 2-0. In the fourth Ramirez hit a solo homerun to push the Red Sox lead to 3-0. In the fifth Sanchez hit a two run double to cut the lead to 3-2. Shaw hit a sac fly in the sixth to make it a 4-2 game. Leon hit an RBI double and the lead was 5-2 still in the sixth. In the seventh Bradley Jr. hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 6-2. Betts hit into a double play and a run scored to make it 7-2 in the seventh. Butler hit a two run homerun in the ninth to cut the lead to 7-4 which would be the final score.
The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday afternoon.