Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0 Yankees - 100 300 02x - 6 9 0Another game, another anemic performance from Boston's offense. This time it was Vidal Nuno, who came into the game with a 5.88 ERA, who looked like a worldbeater. Nuno (5.2-2-0-2-5, 91) and three relievers held the Red Sox to three hits. No Boston runner advanced past second base.
The Yankees scored right away off Brandon Workman (7-7-4-2-5, 108). Derek Jeter singled to right, took third on Jacoby Ellsbury's double down the right-field line, and scored on Mark Teixeira's fly ball to left. Workman gave up back-to-back home runs in the fourth: a two-run shot by Kelly Johnson and a solo shot by Brett Gardner. Reliever Craig Breslow surrendered a two-run blast to Brian McCann in the eighth.
Boston's six baserunners:
1st: Brock Holt led off the game with a walk, and was stranded at first.
2nd: Jonny Gomes led off with a single, and was stranded at first.
3rd: Holt doubled with two outs, and was stranded at second.
6th: David Ortiz walked with two outs (Nuno's last batter). Dellin Betances came in and walked Mike Napoli - two men on! - but pinch-hitter Daniel Nava grounded to third for an inning-ending force play.
7th: Stephen Drew hit a ground-rule double to left with two outs, and was stranded at second.
Brandon Workman / Vidal Nuno
Holt, RFIn each of his first eight major league starts (which includes both 2013 and 2014), Brandon Workman has pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than three runs. Over the past 100 years, he is only the second Red Sox pitcher to do that. Dave "Boo" Ferriss did it over his first nine starts in 1945.
Before Wednesday's game in Seattle, David Ortiz told a bunch of kids he'd hit a home run for them. ... First at-bat, first swing of the night? Gone! "I told them I was going to the moon and I did. Yay!"
Four minutes with Pedro!