Found September 12, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
The Red Sox couldn't make it back-to-back walkoffs as New York topped Boston 5-4.
It did get interesting in the 9th, however. Down two, Jarrod Saltalamacchia launched a solo homer off Rafael Soriano. Soriano composed himself for two straight outs, but then made an error to allow Mike Aviles to reach base, bringing up Jacoby Ellsbury for a potential spot as hero on consecutive nights. Ellsbury couldn't make it happen, grounding out to the pitcher.
It was a weird game from beginning to end. The game was flying along in the early innings (how often does that happen with these two teams?) as David Phelps and Aaron Cook managed to keep pitch counts down and batters put away. Things got away from Cook in the 4th, as the Yankees suddenly realized they were, you know, facing Aaron Cook. Seemingly every ball in the inning (even the outs) was struck well in the 4th, including a pair of home runs by Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano.
In more weird news, a number of players exited early. Derek Jeter left due to an injury; Dustin Pedroia because his wife was in labor. Then in the 9th, Cody Ross went nuts on a relatively innocuous strike call (I've seen worse), and got ejected, followed by Bobby Valentine and Jerry Royster, leading to Tim Bogar to manage and coach third at the same time. How Little League.
And for all the talk that Valentine doesn't care, it's worth pointing out that his ejection was his sixth on the year, a club record. Bobby Valentine, a manager with an eye on history.
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BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Rafael Soriano has demonstrated that he is one of those pitchers who can excel in certain situations, yet more or less falter in others. When it comes to Soriano, he is an excellent closer. He was for the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays in past seasons, and he has performed more than admirably in 2012 as the closer for the New York Yankees. Once Mariano Rivera was...
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.
For the first three innings, Aaron Cook looked good...in fact ridiculously good...allowing no runs on just one hit.Stop me if you've heard this one before.Curtis Granderson led off the top of the 4th inning with a solo home run, Robinson Cano belted a two-run shot and just like that the Red Sox were trailing 3-0, with the Red Sox ultimately losing 5-4 to the Yankees at Fenway...
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Scott Podsednik: I don't know what happened to him. He was a sure thing for every series...
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When the Red Sox cleared the deck a few weeks ago with their trade buddy Dodgers, everyone knew the final weeks of the season would be spent evaluating talent and trying out young players. But just as important over this stretch is what the veterans of the team -- both the heart and the talent -- do to set the tone for the future. In that regard, the big night that Jacoby Ellsbury...
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 Red Sox weren't able to have another dramatic win over the Yankees in the 9th. This time they rallied, but came up just a wee bit short. The Yanks were able to win behind hitting the long ball to tie the series 1-1.
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W - Phil Hughes (15-12), L - Felix Doubront (10-9), S - Rafael Soriano (38)
Phil Hughes pitched an awesome game going 7.1 shutout innings, allowed 5 hits and struck out 7 batters.
Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless 9th inning earning one strikeout and his...