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Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
RedSoxLife Staff Writer
Game 56: Yankees take it, 4-1
Well, it wasn't a game of many highlights, but singles and walks gave the Yankees a 4-1 victory. In a rematch from Opening Day, C.C. Sabathia beat Jon Lester by simply pitching better, and it was simple; Lester missed his spots and C.C. didn't. Sabathia went over seven innings and struck out ten. Hopefully, nothing is wrong with Lester, who in his last three starts, has a 6.05 ERA.
The Yankees were also powered by the returns of Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis, both coming off of long disabled list stints. Unfortunately, after Ellsbury's five stolen base night, he was removed from the today's lineup due to tightness in his leg. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:
1) Bottom of the second inning, and The Yankees get on the board first. Teixeira walks and Vernon Wells doubles, and Lester finds himself in trouble. He tries a curveball to Jayson Nix, and Nix slaps it into left field to scor...
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CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Friday, May 31 @ 7:05 PM
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TV: NESN, YES, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, June 1 @ 7:15 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-2, 5.29) vs Phil Hughes, RHP (2-3, 4.97)
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