Aug 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter fielder Vernon Wells (22) (left) congratulates first baseman Mark Reynolds (39) after hitting a home run during the second inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Use The Homer To Beat The Red Sox

One of the weaknesses the Yankees have had all season long is a lack of offense, especially against left-handed pitching. When the Jayson Nix and the David Adams were starting against lefties this team struggled. Now, with basically a full healthy squad minus the captain, there’s some offensive punch. The Yankees brought out the big bats again as they beat the Red Sox 10-3.

The Yankees got off to a fast start. Brett Gardner led off with a single. Eduardo Nunez bunted him over and Gardner stole third. Robinson Cano walked and Alfonso Soriano followed with a single to make it 1-0. In the second, Vernon Wells led off with a walk. Two batters later, Mark Reynolds wrapped one (I tweeted it so I had to do it) over the Green Monster in his first Yankee at-bat to make it 3-0.

In the third, Nunez singled and Cano reached with an error. Soriano followed with his 25th homer of the year. Soriano has 18 RBI in his last four games, tying Sammy Sosa for the major league record.

In the fourth, Nunez tripled and Cano drove him home with a single. The Sox got on the board in the bottom half. Dustin Pedroia reached on a single and Nunez’s error moved him to second. Jonny Gomes drove him home with a single.

The Sox added two runs in the seventh on David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia RBI singles. The Yankees tacked on three runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Ichiro Suzuki, Reynolds and Chris Stewart.

YGY Player Of The Game: Soriano

Game two of the series is at 4:05 tomorrow. John Lackey will face Hiroki Kuroda.

Notes: In order to make room on the roster for Reynolds, Luis Cruz was designated for assignment and Preston Claiborne was sent to AAA.

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