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Monday, 09 September 2013 00:32

Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees Recap

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Even though the Boston Red Sox lost Sunday's game 4-3 New York Yankees, overall it was a good series. The Sox took three out of four from the Yankees and were able to extend their AL East lead to a now 7.5 games. Let's recap each game of the four series.

Game One Red Sox  9 Yankees 8

The Red Sox rallied in the opener of a four-game series after New York erased a 7-2 deficit with six runs in the seventh.  Stephen Drew hit a game tying single off the Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning,

Red Sox outfielder, Shane Victornio hit a go-ahead single in the 10th that won the game for Red Sox Yankees 9-8 on Thursday night . Craig Breslow was the winning pitcher and Joba Chamberlain was the loser for the Yankees.

Game Two  Red Sox 12  Yankees 8 

For the second night in a row, the Red Sox rallied  while being down at Yankee Stadium.  Mike Napoli hit a  game tying grand slam in the seventh inning.  Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and Boston beat the Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for its fourth straight victory. 

Winning Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman (5-2) threw 1 1/3 hitless innings and Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth,  and ran his scoreless streak to 27 innings over 24 games.

Preston Claiborne was the losing pitcher for the Yankees. 


Game Three Red Sox 13 Yankees 9

Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and rookie  Xander Bogaerts also homered as the Red Sox continued  their NFL type scoring at Yankee Stadium by defeating the Yankees 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Down 12-3, the Yankees scored four runs in the sixth inning and chased winning pitcher John Lackey from the game, but the Sox were albe to hang on for the victory.

The Yankees scored at least six runs for the sixth game in a row, but wasn't enough for losing pitcher  David Huff. The Red Sox got to him for nine runs and eight hits in only 3 1/3 innings.

Game Four Yankees 4 Red Sox 3 

Ichiro Suzuki scored on Red Sox's Brandon Workman's wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday.  The Yankees overcame Mariano Rivera's blown save for a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox that avoid a four-game sweep.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth and the Yankees were finally able to quiet Boston's exploding bats behind starter Hiroki Kuroda.

The Yankees' pitcher gave up only two runs in six innings and had the best pitching performance out of any Yankee in the series.