Red Sox - 220 110 010 - 7 11 0Lester: 9-5-0-2-8, 105.
Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1
And everyone in the lineup added a little bit:
Ellsbury: 2-run double in 2nd
Pedroia: single, run in 1st
Drew: single in 1st, double and run in 5th
Ramirez: single, walk, run
Lowell: RBI single in 1st, sac fly in 5th
Youkilis: double in 5th, single and run in 8th
Crisp: single and run in 2nd, single, SB and run in 4th, walk in 8th
Varitek: walk and run in 2nd, RBI single in 8th
Lugo: sac fly in 4th
Moss: stood in RF for 9th inning; did not make an error!
Also, Drew and Ococ made nice catches in the outfield. And the infield turned three double plays (543, 543, 643).
We are 3 GB.
They are 8 GB.
Jon Lester (3.48, 123 ERA+) / Andy Pettitte (3.98, 101 ERA+)
Jeff Goldberg, Courant:
The last time the Red Sox and Yankees played each other in the second half of the season with neither team in first place was 1997 and the Rays didn't even exist.But the Red Sox (having lost five of their last six games) are now 3½ games out in second place, while the third-place Yankees are 7½ GB.
Lester makes his first career start at Yankee Stadium and only his second appearance ever against the Yankees. The first was on August 18, 2006: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R; New York won the game 14-11).
Tampa Bay, 14-4 in their last 18 games, is off tonight.