Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/15/13
The New York Yankees were hoping to keep up in the American League playoff race on Saturday afternoon as they squared off in the second game of the series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. However, they would be playing this game without an important bat in the lineup, as Alfonso Soriano was scratched 10 minutes before the game with a sprained right thumb, and his status going forward is unknown, but it was enough to take him out of the game. The Yankees sent ace CC Sabathia onto the mound to square off against another lefty in Jon Lester, who has been very good in his career against the Yankees. Boston struck early against Sabathia as Will Middlebrooks’ RBI groundout in the bottom of the second inning gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, David Ortiz’s RBI double gave Boston a 2-0 lead and then later in the inning, Jonny Gomes’ RBI single made it a 3-0 lead, as Sabathia put the Yankees in a really early hole. In the top of the fourth inning, Curti...
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