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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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As much as I hate the Yankees, I have to give them their due. They shut us down last night. Ot more specifically, CC Sabathia shut us down. He was nothing short of brilliant last night. He is a legimate ace and he pitched like one last night. Trust me, it pains me a lot to type these words, but I give respect where it's due, and Sabathia earned my respect (at least for now)....
David Ortiz congratulates Jon Lester on his near-perfect outing May 10
Good starting pitching can make or break a game.
Extraordinary starting pitching shuts down the opposition before they have a chance to sniff the smoke trail on the fastball or realize they’ve been sucker-punched by the late bends and breaks of the back-door junk...
CC pitches 7.1 innings striking out 10 to end the 5-game skid. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox 1 — New York Yankees 4
CC leads the Yankees past the five-game losing streak in tonight’s 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The ace of a rotation is turned to when there is a losing streak. CC Sabathia, the ace of the Yankees staff, stepped to the challenge and dominated...
Yes, the New York Yankees broke a five game losing streak last night, beating the Boston Red Sox last night 4-1.
CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yes, the returns of Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis made the makeshift Yankees line-up feel, look and play deeper.
And yes, CC Sabathia finally pitched like an ace pitching seven strong innings, giving up just one earned run and fanning...
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Typically, when both guys have been in the lineup, it’s been the other way around. Since Yankee Stadium has a spacious left field and a short porch in right field, however, John Farrell opted to flip-flop the two outfielders.
5:11 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury, who reached base...
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Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 31 @ 7:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (6-1, 3.34) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (4-4, 3.96)
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)
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
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