The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon. The game took place at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida and the final score was 5-4. Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched just ok. Chance Adams made his first appearance of the spring and pitched well and Justus Sheffield looked ok. Greg Bird had two hits and three RBI to lead the offense.
Cessa pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Matt Wotherspoon pitched an inning with a walk, Adams pitched two innings giving up a hit with a walk and a strikeout and Sheffield pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. He got the win. Jason Gurka pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out one and Yefrey Ramirez pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts.
Ronald Torreyes had a hit, Pete Kozma had a hit and Rob Refsnyder had a hit. Zach Zehner had a hit and an RBI, Bird had two hits and three RBI and Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk. Billy McKinney drew a walk, Kyle Higashioka had two hits and Kellin Deglan had a hit and drew a walk. Mark Payton had a hit. Gleyber Torres had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.
In the first Bird hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the second Sandoval hit an RBI double to make it 2-1. Deven Marrero hit an RBI single to tie the game at two. In the sixth Bird hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Sam Travis homered in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at three. In the seventh Zehner hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead and then Torres hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-3. In the bottom of the eighth Matt Dominguez hit an RBI double to make it 5-4 but that would be the final score.