Yankees - 000 003 000 - 3 5 0 Red Sox - 001 100 000 - 2 8 0Lester (6-5-3-4-7, 108) lost the lead in the sixth and the bats did next to nothing over the final four innings. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, and Carl Crawford seemingly anchored to first base, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Josh Reddick both struck out looking against Mariano Rivera.
Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI double in the third and David Ortiz's fourth-inning bomb into the right-center field bleachers gave Boston a 2-0 lead, but Lester let it slip away. He opened the sixth by walking #9 hitter Eduardo Nunez (on eight pitches after getting ahead 0-2) and Derek Jeter singled. Curtis Granderson singled to left-center and Nunez scored. Lester walked Mark Teixeira to load the bases with no outs. Lester battled Robinson Cano for nine pitches, and got Cano to ground into a double play. But Jeter scored and the game was tied. Then Nick Swisher quickly doubled home Granderson.
The Red Sox had the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth when Joe Girardi pulled Bartolo Colon (4.2-6-2-1-2, 94) and rushed Boone Logan in from the pen. The lefty Logan struck out Adrian Gonzalez on three pitches.
After Colon left the game in the fifth, Crawford was the only Boston player to reach base. He doubled with two outs in the sixth, but Salty grounded out. And he singled in the ninth, but tried stealing second only once (the first pitch to Reddick, which was fouled off). Amazingly, Rivera did not throw over to first base even once.
Bartolo Colon / Jon Lester
The Red Sox are 8-1 against the Yankees this season, outscoring them 60-37 (all box scores here).
AL East W L PCT GB RS RA DIFF EXP W-L Red Sox 68 42 .618 --- 602 464 +138 68-42 Yankees 68 42 .618 --- 594 421 +173 72-38 2011 - Head-to-Head AVG OBP SLG OPS ERA WHIP Red Sox .290 .381 .473 .854 3.89 1.22 Yankees .223 .314 .384 .698 6.27 1.72 2011 - Season To Date Hitting RS/G AVG OBP SLG OPS Red Sox 5.47 .280 .353 .457 .809 Yankees 5.40 .266 .345 .446 .790 Pitching RA/G AVG OBP SLG OPS WHIP Red Sox 4.22 .243 .315 .384 .699 1.27 Yankees 3.83 .249 .315 .376 .690 1.29