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New York Yankees 3 — Boston Red Sox 4
Inabilities to hold leads and missing the “big hits” hurt when Jacoby Ellsbury walks off for a 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda generally has pitched with minimal run support and tonight was about the same again. Tonight, Kuroda gave the Yankees 6.1 innings but what he didn’t do was hold the lead he received. He received an early lead but gave that lead up in a 2-run 3rd inning. Then, he would get another lead back but he would give that lead up again when Dustin Pedroia hit a home run in the 6th. He would get 1 more out in the 7th before exiting with the game tied. Boone Logan would be unable to get Ellsbury out but Joba Chamberlain finished off the inning without giving up the lead. With the game tied, David Robertson took over and proceeded to strikeout the side in the 8th inning. However, his second inning of work in the 9th would not go as smooth as he would get the 1st out before 3 consecutive singles would bring in the game-winning run on a walk-off single by Jacoby Ellsbury.
The Yankees’ struggles with runners in scoring position was evident. In the 1st inning, the Yankees would get the bases loaded but this would only bring in 1 run in what should have been a more productive inning. In the 3rd inning, 2 walks were followed with 3 straight outs as the Yankees could not make the most of the mistakes made by Jon Lester. The 6th inning had a successful rally as a walk and single were advanced with a sacrifice bunt. With 2 runners in scoring position, Derek Jeter came though with a ground-rule double to right field that brought in the tying and go-ahead run. This would be all the offense that the Yankees could generate in a night when they hit 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position. The Yankees managed to get 7 walks from Jon Lester but left 9 runners on base. Nick Swisher managed to break his 0 for 28 slump with a double in the 1st inning and he would finish the night with 2 hits but Curtis Granderson would leave 5 on base as he came to bat with huge opportunities but made nothing of them.
Win – Andrew Bailey (1-0)
Loss – David Robertson (1-7)
*Derek Jeter – 1 for 4, R, BB, 2B, 2 RBI (52)
*Nick Swisher – 2 for 5, 2B
*Jacoby Ellsbury – 4 for 5, R, 2B, 2 RBI (20)
*Dustin Pedroia – 3 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (15) in the 6th, 2 RBI (60)
Current Yankees Record: 79-62
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Jacoby Ellsbury celebrated his 29th birthday in style, going 4-for-5 and hitting the decisive single in the bottom of the 9th to secure a 4-3 win over New York.
Ellsbury came to the plate with two on and one out. Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Aviles had each singled, putting David Robertson on the ropes. Ells worked the count and waited for a pitch he could do something with, drilling...
BOSTON –– For Jacoby Ellsbury, there was little need for birthday candles. The Red Sox centerfielder provided fireworks of his own to celebrate his 29th birthday against the Yankees. With Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Aviles aboard in the bottom of the ninth inning, Ellsbury drilled a single to right field that scored Ciriaco and catapulted the Red Sox to a 4-3 walk-off victory over...
The Sox took to the role of playing spoiler last night when facing off against the Yankees. The Sox and birthday boy Jacoby Ellsbury ended up walking off on the Yanks and helping the Orioles become once again tied for the lead in the AL East.
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox in last night's game. He continued the trend of Sox pitchers struggling and giving up at least...
Jacoby Ellsbury singled in the winning run with his fourth hit of the game in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 4-3 on Tuesday night, dropping the Yankees into a tie for first place in the AL East.
Pedro Ciriaco, who started the rally with a single, slid in to beat the throw from right fielder Ichiro Suzuki to give Boston its second win in 13 games.
There hasn't been too many bright moments for the Boston Red Sox this season. So leave it to Jacoby Ellsbury to celebrate his 29th birthday in style by delivering a walkoff single to help his team to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
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Every game counts the same on the schedule, but they sure feel different in September. This one feels better than the rest have this month, as the Red Sox walked off winners thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth. Pedro Ciriaco scored and continued his dominance of the Yanks, while Ellsbury rang in his 29th birthday with a big victory. NESN...
Jacoby Ellsbury celebrated his 29th birthday with a 4-hit performance including a bottom of the 9th game-winning single off losing pitcher David Robertson as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-3 at Fenway Park.Jon Lester gave up a 1st inning run (gee, really?) but managed to leave the bases loaded and then settled down enough to pitch into the 6th inning. He was charged with all 3 New...
Excited Red Sox players poured from the dugout. Jacoby Ellsbury had a huge smile after his game-winning single. Pedro Ciriaco jumped for joy after sliding home with the deciding run.
And losing pitcher David Robertson walked slowly to the dugout after the New York Yankees missed a chance to keep sole possession of first place in the AL East, losing to Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night...
The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox (63-78). In his last outing against the Tampa Bay Rays, Kuroda lasted only six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out three for the win.
Left-hander Jon Lester (9-11, 4.99 ERA) is on the mound for the Red Sox.
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Just when you think the Yankees have hit bottom, another trap door opens up and the bullpen let’s another late game rally count for nothing as David Robertson was handed his 7th loss of the season when Jacoby Ellsbury got the game winning walk off hit on his 29th birthday! This has become a disturbing trend for the Yanks lately, they fight back to tie or take...
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Tuesday: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (13-10, 3.14 ERA) vs. Jon Lester , LHP (9-11, 4.99 ERA)
Wednesday: David Phelps, RHP (3-4, 3.55 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (3-9, 5.17 ERA)
Thursday: Phil Hughes, RHP (14-12, 4.13 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (10-8, 5.21 ERA)
After being swept by the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox will finish up the six-game, seven-day homestand with the first game of a three-game set against the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market...