Yankees - 211 110 000 - 6 8 2 Red Sox - 150 010 20x - 9 12 0On Tuesday, after Boston had lost its fourth straight game, David Ortiz said
All it takes is one click, man. One click. That's what changes things around.That click may very well have been Dustin Pedroia's solo home run into the Monster Seats in the bottom of the first.
Lackey had been squeezed on a few pitches in the top half and he walked two Yankees, both of whom scored on Robinson Cano's double to center. But Pedroia went deep, and although the Yankees added a run in the second, the Red Sox batted around in their second inning, ending Hughes's day after only 14 batters (2-7-6-2-0, 46).
It began with three singles from J.D. Drew, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Jacoby Ellsbury. Marco Scutaro's fielder's choice scored one run, Pedroia's single scored two, Adrian Gonzalez's single scored another run, and David Ortiz singled home the frame's fifth run.
Lackey (5-7-6-2-2, 91) methodically blew the three-run cushion. He allowed runs in all five of his innings, and when he walked off the mound in the fifth, the game was tied 6-6.
Saltalamacchia's double in the home half of the inning scored Kevin Youkilis (who walked three times) and gave the Sox the lead for good. The bullpen quartet of Alfredo Aceves, Bobby Jenks, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon allowed only one hit and two walks over the final four innings. Bard and Papelbon looked especially strong.
Phil Hughes / John Lackey
The weekend games:
Saturday: Ivan Nova / Clay Buchholz
Sunday: CC Sabathia / Josh Beckett