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Just when they seemed to need it the most, the New York Yankees were able to come up with a win on Friday night, beating the visiting Boston Red Sox 4-1 in the opening game of their weekend series snapping a season-high, five-game losing streak in the process.
Ending a losing streak of his own, Yankee’s starter CC Sabathia went 7 1/3 innings, giving up just 1 run on 6 hits and striking out 10 in his first win since April 27th. With the win, Sabathia improves to 5-4 on the year and avoided losing his sixth straight start for the first time in his career. Closer Mariano Rivera secured the win for New York, earning his 19th save of the season and first since blowing an opportunity on Tuesday at Citi Field in a loss to the Mets.
The Yankees also welcomed back first baseman Mark Teixeira who was making his first appearance of 2013, as well as third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who had been on the disabled list since the end of April with a sore back. Teixeira went 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, but did score the Yankee’s first run of the game, while Youkilis ended his night 1-4 with an RBI in what could prove to be an important series between the two best ball clubs in the American League East.
Bosox starter Jon Lester (6-2), allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in the loss, as Sabathia reached speeds of 93 and 94 mph in what had to be a confidence-boosting win for the big lefty. Having lost some velocity on his pitches over the past few outings, Sabathia finally began to again resemble the All-Star that has made him one of the league’s most respected hurlers during his big league career.
Now just one game back of the first-place Red Sox, the Yankees have managed to hang around the top of the division for the first two months of the season despite being plagued by numerous injuries suffered by some of their most significant offensive weapons. The return of Teixeira and Youkilis gives the Bronx Bombers some badly needed, veteran bats in their depleted lineup and will be followed by the return of baseball’s oldest starting pitcher, Andy Pettitte early next week.
Still without three of their biggest names, New York has been filling the holes on their roster this season with a mix of some resurgent veterans such as Vernon Wells, Lyle Overbay and Travis Hafner, as well as a few younger, more inexperienced players like Brennan Boesch, David Adams, and catcher Austin Romine.
With the return of shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez not scheduled until after the All-Star break, as well as newly-injured outfielder Curtis Granderson who may be able to return somewhat earlier, the Yankees will have to keep finding mostly unfamiliar ways to score runs until they can once again rely primarily on the long ball.
Clearly happy to be back with his teamates after a brief rehab stint at triple-A Trenton, Teixeira seemed anxious to start contributing, while at the same time the slugging first baseman realises the importance of being patient in this type of situation.
”It’s nice when we come in, we walk in the door and it’s like, ”we have one more of our guys back.” said Teixeira after the win.
The Yankees will try and pull even with the Bosox and grab a share of first-place in the A.L. East on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Phil Hughes (2-3, 4.97 ERA), will take the hill for the pinstripes and will face Boston’s Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.29 ERA), who will look to get the visitors back in the win column.
Sunday’s finale will feature another pair of All-Star caliber starting pitchers when the Yankees will call on Hideki Kuroda (6-3, 1.73 ERA), to oppose the undefeated Clay Buchholz (7-0, 2.39), who missed his last scheduled start with inflammation in his right shoulder.
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CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Boston Red Sox (33-22)
Daniel Nava LF
Jonny Gomes RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
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...