July 28, 2012

G101: Red Sox 8, Yankees 6

Red Sox - 300 030 002 - 8 11  0
Yankees - 001 030 020 - 6  6  0
Pedro Ciriaco's triple in the top of the ninth inning eluded Yankee center fielder Curtis Granderson, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run. A sacrifice fly from Dustin Pedroia made it 8-6 and Alfredo Aceves needed only eight pitches to set down New York in order the bottom of the ninth.

Ellsbury drew a five-pitch walk with one out against Rafael Soriano. Granderson was playing shallow and Ciriaco's ball was hit over his head. Granderson got a late break on the ball and was back-pedaling after it.
He lunged back and to his left for it and as he was tumbling to the ground, the ball fell wide of his glove.
He rolled around on the ground before chasing after the ball.
Pedroia followed with a fly to left to score Ciriaco (who went 3-for-5, stole a base, and scored three runs).

Adrian Gonzalez (also 3-for-5) drove in four runs, including three on a fifth-inning home run to right center.

The start of the game was delayed by two hours because of rain. When the skies were finally clear, Boston went right to work against Sabathia (6-8-6-2-6, 104). With one out, Ciriaco and Pedroia both singled to the opposite field, and Gonzalez doubled to right, scoring one run. With two outs, Will Middlebrooks made it 3-0 with a double to the gap in left-center that rolled to the wall.

Lester (6-4-4-2-6, 101) retired the first eight Yankees before Chris Stewart hit his first home run of the season.

With two down in the fifth, Ciriaco singled and Pedroia walked. Gonzalez then nailed a first-pitch slider to deep right-center (his 10th home run of the year) to give Boston a 6-1 lead.

Lester faltered in the home half of the inning, though. He walked Andruw Jones on four pitches and gave up a two-run dong to Jayson Nix. Russell Martin then walked, went to second on Ichiro Suzuki's single, advanced to third on Stewart's bunt, and scored on a weak grounder from Derek Jeter.

Mark Teixeira tied the game with two outs in the eighth with a two-run blast off Vicente Padilla. That excited the Yankee fans, but their happiness was temporary.
Jon Lester / CC Sabathia
Ellsbury, CF
Ciriaco, DH
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ross, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Shoppach, C
Aviles, SS
Nava, LF
On Monday: Daisuke Matsuzaka begins a rehab assignment with Pawtucket and Andrew Bailey starts a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.

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