Sunday, August 18, 2013

Red Sox Get Revenge Against Yankees
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

August 17th, 2013

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 1 Red Sox 6

The Boston Red Sox were able to get revenge against the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon after being handed a bad loss the night before they bounced back with an impressive win. The loss moves the Yankees to (63-59) on the season, which is 8.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East, and still six games back of the two Wild Card spots.

Yankees Starter Hiroki Kuroda came back down to earth a bit against the Red Sox after a spectacular month and a half of pitching, as he was handed his eighth loss of the season. In the fourth inning a throwing error by Lyle Overbay led to the Red Sox getting the lead in the game, as a fielder's choice and two singles by Boston gave them a three-run fourth inning against Kuroda. In the sixth inning the Red Sox would tack on two more runs, as Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a base-hit that score Daniel Nava, and then Jacoby Ellsbury hit a double to score him, and run Kuroda from the game. Kuroda finished going 5.2 innings allowing five runs, three of which were earned on 11 hits.

John Lackey had a very good start for the Red Sox, as his bounce back season continues with him picking up his eighth win of the season on Saturday. The Yankees got just one run off of Lackey in the fifth inning, as Ichiro had a RBI ground-out that scored Overbay. Lackey finished going 6.2 innings allowing just the one run on six hits, and three walks. Noticeably Lackey also did not hit Alex Rodriguez, which was rumored to possibly happen before the game.

Adam Warren came in right after Kuroda, and after getting out of the sixth inning, Warren struggled. In the seventh inning David Ortiz hit a solo-home run against him, which was the 24th of the season for Ortiz. Things could have been a lot worse for Warren, as he allowed three hits and three walks in two innings, but he did however only give up the one run on the Ortiz home run.

Alfonso Soriano kept up his good hitting going two for four at the late, but didn’t get any chances to get his RBI's up in this game. Soriano also did have a mistake on the base paths, as he strayed to far off Second Base on a fly ball and was doubled up.

Next up will be a huge game for the Yankees, as they look to win the rubber game of the series with C.C. Sabathia (10-10, 4.66) on the mound facing Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.50).

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