The way this weekend went, any way to get a win you take. For the New York Yankees, they will head to Baltimore on a positive note and keep their playoff hopes alive. The Yankees managed to salvage a win against the Red Sox with a 4-3 walk-off win.
The Red Sox took a second inning lead off Hiroki Kuroda. Back to back doubles by David Ortiz and Mike Carp led to a run. The Yankees would tie it in the bottom of the fourth with a two-out rally. Alex Rodriguez singled and Mark Reynolds drove him in with a double of Sox starter Jon Lester.
The Yankees would take the lead in the fifth. Three straight singles by Chris Stewart, Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells would load the bases. Robinson Cano would drive in two of them with a double. The Sox got back one of those runs in the sixth. Ortiz would get his second double of the day, move to third on a groundout and score on Jarrod Saltalamachia’s ground out.
With the bullpen in shambles, Shawn Kelley was able to come in for his first action in a few days and Mariano Rivera entered for a six out save. Will Middlebrooks led off the ninth with his 15th homer of the year to tie the game.
The Yankees would find a way in the ninth. With one out, Ichiro singled, stole second, went to third on a groundout, and scored on Brandon Workman‘s wild pitch.
YGY Player Of The Game: Ichiro
Notes: Stewart left the game with a foot injury. David Huff will get a second start.