Boston Red Sox 1 — New York Yankees 4
The Japanese tandem of Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda play a big role in a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda built on his two-hit shutout of the Texas Rangers with 8 solid innings over the Red Sox. In the 8 innings, Kuroda produced 12 groundouts as kept the Red Sox in the park through 6 innings. The lone run that Kuroda gave up was a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez in the 7th inning to the short porch. The Japanese right-hander hardly dealt with trouble as he allowed just 4 hits and induced all the groundouts needed to keep the defense active and reliable behind him. Rafael Soriano was called on for the 9th inning and his 31st save of the season.
Midseason acquisition, Ichiro Suzuki, was always reported to have home run power during batting practice and that if he could accurately predict a pitch, he could take it deep in-game. He must have been reading the mind of Josh Beckett, on a fastball in the 4th inning and a fastbal...