By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
September 14th, 2013
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 1 Red Sox 5
The New York Yankees suffered their second straight loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. The loss moves the Yankees to (79-70) on the season, and they now sit 2.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the final Wild Card spot, as the series in Boston is hurting the Yankees badly.
Once again for the Yankees on Saturday was another poor start from C.C. Sabathia which has become something all to common for them this year, as Sabathia got his 13th loss of the season, a career-high for Sabathia. After breezing thru the first inning, Sabathia would struggle after that, as in the second inning the Red Sox got on the board with a RBI ground out from Will Middlebrooks. In the third inning the Red Sox would get two more runs across started with a RBI double from David Ortiz, and then later in the inning a RBI base-hit from Johnny Gomes. In the fourth inning it was a two-out single that hurt Sabathia, as Shane Victorino knocked in David Ross. The fifth inning would end up being the last time the Red Sox would score in the game, as Daniel Nava hit a sac-fly to score Mike Napoli making it a 5-1 game. Sabathia would finish going six innings allowing five runs on nine hits and four walks.
Boston got an excellent start from Jon Lester in this game, as the lefty pitched a gem to earn his 14th win of the season. The Yankees would only scratch across one run against Lester on a RBI ground out by Robinson Cano that allowed Curtis Granderson to score. Lester would go eight innings allowing just the one run on three hits and two walks, as he did a great job shutting down the Yankees offense.
A notably scratch in this game for the Yankees against the left Lester was Alfonso Soriano, as he was unable to play with an injured thumb, which certainly hurt the Yankees in this one with Soriano being one of the better hitters in baseball since he was traded for.
Next up for the Yankees will be the final game of the series in Boston on Sunday Night Baseball, as Ivan Nova (8-4, 3.17) will be on the mound facing Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61).