Beckett, Boston blank Bombers. Bummer.

The Yanks were silenced by the Red Sox, 4-0, in the finale of a three-game set on Sunday. In doing so, they dropped their first series of the season and fell to 5-4, tied with the Blue Jays for second place, one game behind the O’s.

Josh Beckett was absolutely lights out, giving up only two hits over eight innings while fanning 10 and walking just one batter. There’s not much you can do when the opposing pitcher is on like that. Just move on and focus on the next one.

CC wasn’t at his best, but he fought and limited the Sox. The big guy went 5 2/3 innings and gave up nine hits and four walks but just one run; it really should have been much worse.

Interesting facts:

  • Beckett’s 10 Ks were the most he’s ever had in a regular season game against the Yanks. It was also the longest he’s ever gone into a game without giving up a run to the Yanks.
  • No Yankee starter (SuperNova, Philthy or CC) registered a 1-2-3 inning over the course of the series.
  • Cano has now hit safely in eight straight games at Fenway and reached base safely in 16 straight in Beantown (dating back to 2009).
  • The Yanks were shutout for the first time since September 13, 2010 and were held to two hits for the first time since August 15, 2010.

The Yanks will welcome the division-leading Orioles to town for a three-game set starting Tuesday. The pitching match ups will be:

  1. AJ vs. Chris Tillman
  2. Philthy vs. TBA
  3. SuperNova vs. Jake Arrieta


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Tags: CC Sabathia Josh Beckett Robinson Cano

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