By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
August 16th, 2013
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 10 Red Sox 3
The New York Yankees were able to start their big series in Boston against the Red Sox on a very positive note with the blowout victory in Game 1 of the series. The win moves the Yankees to (63-58), which is now 7.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East, and six games behind the two Wild Card spots.
Red Sox Starter Felix Doubront got roughed up by the Yankees offense early in this game, as he was handed his sixth loss of the season. In the first inning Alfonso Soriano had an RBI infield single that scored Brett Gardner. Newly acquired Mark Reynolds made his presence felt in the second inning, as he too Doubront over the Green Monster for his first home run as a Yankees, that scored Vernon Wells. In the third inning Soriano would strike again hitting a three-run home run, which tied him for the MLB record of 18 RBIs in a four-game span, and gave the Yankees a 6-0 lead. The final run off Doubront would come from a Robinson Cano base-hit that scored Eduardo Nunez. Doubront would pitch just four innings allowing seven runs, six of which were earned on eight hits and two walks.