Just your typical day at the office for a Yankees/Red Sox game. Injuries, weird positioning for players, defense, ejections. On a day where both the Yanks and Sox were shorthanded offensively, it came into play
Both Ivan Nova and Felix Doubrant came in struggling, but both left having pitched their best games of the year. With two outs in the top of the second, the Sox put together the first run of the night. Ryan Roberts and Jackie Bradley Jr singled. Johnathan Herrera followed with a single of his own to make it 1-0.
The insanity of this game began in the bottom half of the fourth. Brian McCann and Yangervis Solarte walked. A groundout by Kelly Johnson moved McCann to third. Francisco Cervelli hit a ground ball that, after a review, ended up beating out at first base. McCann would score, but Cervelli would leave the game with a hamstring injury and Red Sox Manager John Farrell would be thrown out for arguing. With Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter unavailable with injuries, Ichiro Suzuki came in to play right and Beltran would play first for the first time in his career.
Mike Napoli would lead off the top of the sixth with his third homer of the year. The Yankees bullpen would hold it, thanks to Suzuki’s running and crashing catch up against the wall in the eighth, and David Phelps bases loaded strikeout of Mike Carp.