American League Game Summary - New York at Boston|
(Sunday, September 15th)
Final Score: Boston 9, New York 2
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Clay Buchholz remained undefeated and Daniel
Nava went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as the Boston Red Sox completed
one of their most successful campaigns against the New York Yankees with a 9-2
rout on Sunday to sweep a three-game series from the longtime rival.
Buchholz (11-0), in his second start since returning from the disabled list,
gave up just two hits and four walks over six innings of one-run ball.
His outing, coupled with an 11-hit attack, gave the Red Sox their 13th victory
over the Yankees this year, their most against their division foe since 1973.
Mike Napoli belted a two-run homer while Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz both
knocked in a pair of runs for Boston, which trimmed its magic number to win
the AL East to four heading into the final two weeks of the season.
"Our confidence continues to grow, and that's not to take anything for
granted, or a matter of our guys thinking that someone is not going to pitch a
good game against us or play a good game against us," Red Sox manager John
Farrell said. "It's just a matter of this group believes in itself and it
continues to show up between the lines."
Ivan Nova (8-5) was knocked out in the fifth inning after allowing five runs
-- four earned -- on six hits and four walks to suffer his first loss since
"It hurts," Nova said. "It's bad, especially when you see the teams ahead of
you lose and you want to get a win for the team. Unfortunately I couldn't get
it today. That's the worst part."
The only run the Yankees managed off Buchholz came in the first inning when
Curtis Granderson walked, advanced two bases on an errant pickoff attempt and
scored on Alex Rodriguez's groundout to short.
The Red Sox answered right back in their first at-bat. Nava reached on a one-
out double and scored on Ortiz's base hit to left field, and two batters later
Napoli took Nova deep to center field.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Xander Bogaerts executed a double steal in the
fourth inning, with the former taking home for just his third steal of the
Nova was pulled after plunking Mike Carp with the bases loaded in the fifth,
and though Adam Warren got out of the jam without further damage, the Red Sox
kept adding to their lead.
Nava and Ortiz both singled in a run in the sixth and Pedroia doubled in a
pair an inning later.
New York's Ichiro Suzuki drove in a run in the ninth to account for the final
The Red Sox are the first team with 13 wins against the Yankees in a single
season since the Orioles went 13-5 against them in 1976 ... Roger Clemens was
the last Red Sox pitcher to start a season 11-0 (14-0 in 1986) ... Buchholz
lowered his ERA to 1.51 ... Rodriguez exited early with a tight right calf ...
The Red Sox honored the retiring Mariano Rivera before the game with several
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