Saturday, October 1, 2016

The New York Yankees complete the sweep of the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-1.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched very well.  Jacoby Ellsbury, Starlin Castro and Aaron HIcks each had two hits. 

Sabathia pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out eight and earned his ninth win of the season.  Tyler Clippard pitched to two batters and retired them both, one by a strikeout and Richard Bleier pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Henry Owens pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He lost his second game of the season.  Heath Hembree pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk, Robby Scott pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Junichi Tazawa pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Robbie Ross Jr. pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with three walks and a strikeout.  Noe Ramirez pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Ellsbury had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Castro had two hits and an RBI.  Chase Headley drew two walks, Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk and Hicks had two hits and an RBI.  Tyler Austin had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Castro, Ellsbury and Hicks each hit a double.  The Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Ellsbury and Headley each had a stolen base. 

Aaron Hill drew a walk, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and an RBI and David Ortiz drew a walk.  Chris Young had a hit, Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and Ryan Hanigan had a hit.  Bogaerts hit a homerun and the Red Sox left three men on base. 

In the first Castro hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Bogaerts hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Ellsbury hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the sixth Austin drew an RBI walk and a wild pitch scored a run to push the lead to 4-1.  Hicks hit an RBI double in the eighth and it was a 5-1 game which would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won four games in a row and swept the three game series.  Their playoff hopes came to an end anyway though with the Orioles win.  The Yankees finish their season with three at home against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend. 

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