American League Game Summary - Boston at New York|
(Saturday, July 28th)
Final Score: Boston 8, New York 6
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Pedro Ciriaco hit the tie-breaking RBI triple in
the ninth inning, to help Boston take an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees
in the second portion of a three-game series.
Adrian Gonzalez was 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, four RBI and two runs
scored while Ciriaco finished with three hits and three runs scored for the
Red Sox, who had dropped six of seven coming into the game.
Jon Lester went six innings in the start for Boston and gave up four runs on
four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Andrew Miller (3-1) got the win
for getting the final out of the eighth inning.
"We needed to win that game," Lester said. "Guys came back and kept fighting.
That was big for us."
Jayson Nix and Mark Teixeira each hit a two-run home run while Chris Stewart
added a solo shot for the Yankees, who had won three of four prior to
Saturday's soggy setback.
CC Sabathia had his worst start of the year as he was charged with six runs
on eight hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts over six innings. Rafael
Soriano (2-1) gave up two runs in the ninth.
The Yankees had tied the game in the eighth on Teixeira's 20th homer of the
year, but with one out in the ninth Jacoby Ellsbury walked and came home when
Ciriaco followed with a drive to right-center that Curtis Granderson
misplayed and it dropped for a triple. Dustin Pedroia gave Boston some
breathing room with a sac fly.
"We haven't seen much of that and getting turned around like that," Yankees
manager Joe Girardi said of Granderson's misplayed ball. "It just shows it's
part of the game and sometimes players are going to have the wrong reads on
balls. It's going to happen in the course of the season."
Alfredo Aceves worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 22nd save of the season.
The start of the game was delayed for a little over two hours due to rain, and
when play started the Red Sox wasted no time in getting to Sabathia. With one
out, Ciriaco singled and Pedroia followed with a single. Gonzalez's base hit
scored one, and after Cody Ross flied out, Will Middlebrooks doubled in two
more for a 3-0 lead.
The Yankees got on the board in the third inning when Stewart hit a two-out,
solo shot to left, his first of the season and first as a Yankee.
In the fifth, Ciriaco singled with two outs and Pedroia kept the inning alive
with a walk. Gonzalez then lifted the ball over the wall in right for a 6-1
New York kept itself in the game with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Andruw Jones walked to start the inning and Nix followed with his fourth home
run of the year. Derek Jeter later grounded out to score Russell Martin and
make it a 6-4 game.
Raul Ibanez led off the eighth frame with a pinch-hit single, but Jeter and
Granderson struck out. Teixeira, though, lofted a pitch over the right field
Teixeira has hit at least 20 home runs in each of his 10 seasons in the
majors...It was just the second win for Boston in eight games against the
Yankees this season...Hirkoi Kuroda pitches the finale for New York on Sunday
while Felix Doubront will take the hill for Boston...New York leads the majors
with 159 home runs.
07/29 00:23:37 ET