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Boston Red Sox 3 — New York Yankees 2 (10 innings)

 

The rally by the Yankees was not enough as the Red Sox would win by a score of 3-2 in 10 innings.

 

Hiroki Kuroda pitched a gem of a game in tonight’s rubber game. In 8 innings, Kuroda allowed 7 hits but induced a career-high 4 double plays to make quick work of any jams he was put in. In the 2nd inning, a single that should have been caught in left field by Andruw Jones and a walk began the rally to two runs when Ryan Sweeney came through with a double to left field that also exposed the present day Andruw Jones defensive inabilities. His route on the line drive to left-center was a poor route as the ball got by him and allowed the second run to score. Kuroda had his pitches dipping in the zone enough to produce a total of 11 groundouts in what was an outstanding start to keep the Yankees defense active in the game. Rafael Soriano pitched a perfect 9th to bring the game to extra innings. David Robertson took over for the 10th inning. He led it off with a walk of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and then pulled off a different kind of Houdini act. With rookie Will Middlebrooks attempting to bunt the runner over to 2nd, he hit Middlebrooks and home plate umpire Brian O’Nora, rendering both injured on that 0-1 pitch. Manager Bobby Valentine and pitcher Josh Beckett would end up getting thrown out of the game as they argued that Middlebrooks was hit by the pitch, not attempting to bunt but the call would not be reversed. After a Middlebrooks single and a force out at 2nd, Pedro Ciriaco came to bat with runners on 1st and 3rd. The infield was brought in and Ciriaco was not jammed enough to bloop a single over the drawn in infield. The 5th double play was turned to end the inning but the damage was done.

 

Russell Martin, of all people, was the star of the Yankees offense tonight. He got the Yankees offense on the board in the 7th inning with his 12th home run of the season and cut the two-run deficit in half. In the 8th inning, Andruw Jones g0t a double with 2 outs and Russell Martin would come through against former Yankee Alfredo Aceves with a game-tying single to center field on the first pitch he saw. Despite the 5 walks that the Yankees got from starter Felix Doubront, the Yankees could not make the Red Sox lefty pay for them. The Yankees 1-4 hitters managed just one hit in tonight’s game while striking out 6 times. Nick Swisher returned to the starting lineup tonight as the designated hitter and had the only 2 hits off of Doubront until the Martin home run. Ichiro Suzuki continued his 6-game hitting streak since joining the New York Yankees with his infield single in the 7th inning.

 

Win – Alfredo Aceves (2-6)

Loss – David Robertson (1-4)

 

Notable

Red Sox

*Pedro Ciriaco – 1 for 4, RBI (8)

*Ryan Sweeney – 1 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI (16)

Yankees

*Russell Martin – 2 for 2, R, 2 BB, Solo Home Run (12) in the 7th, 2 RBI (29)

*Andruw Jones – 1 for 3, R, BB, 2B

 

Current Yankees Record: 60-41

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