The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 7-5. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched really well, the Yankees bullpen blew the lead for him. Starlin Castro had four hits to lead the offense which could of scored more runs but left a lot of guys on base.
Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up a run on four hits. He walked three and struck out none. Adam Warren pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and struck him out and Blake Parker gave up a run without recording an out. Dellin Betances pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with a walk, he blew his fifth save of the season and took his sixth loss of the season.
Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with no walks or strikeouts. Heath Hembree pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and two strikeouts, Junichi Tazawa pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side and Robby Scott pitched three innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. Joe Kelly won his third game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Brett Gardner drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and Gary Sanchez had two hits. Castro had four hits and two RBI, Billy Butler had a hit and two RBI and Didi Gregorius had two hits and drew a walk. Chase Headley had two hits and an RBI, Tyler Austin had a hit and drew a walk and Sanchez hit a double. Austin and Castro each hit a double and Gregorius hit two doubles. The Yankees were 5-16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Headley, Gardner and Gregorius each had a stolen base and Sanchez had a passed ball.
Dustin Pedroia had a hit and drew a walk, Xander Bogaerts drew a walk and David Ortiz had three hits and three RBI. Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI, Hanley Ramirez had a hit and three RBI and Travis Shaw drew a walk. Sandy Leon had a hit and Jackie Bradley Jr. drew two walks. Andrew Benintendi had a hit, Ortiz and Benintendi each hit a double. Ortiz and Ramirez each hit a homerun adn the Red Sox were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Leon had a passed ball.
In the first Castro hit an RBI single, Butler hit a sac fly and it was 2-0 Yankees. Butler hit an RBI single in the third to make it 3-0 Yankees and Headley hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0. In the bottom of the third Ortiz hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 4-1. In the fourth Castro hit an RBI single making it 5-1 Yankees. The score would stay that way until the eighth inning when Ortiz hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 5-2. In the ninth Ortiz hit an RBI single cutting it to 5-3 and Betts hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-4. Ramirez hit a walk-off three run homerun to give the Red Sox a 7-5 victory.
The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night.