It was a tough night for Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront who only lasted 2.2 innings. He allowed seven runs on six hits however only two of the runs were earned as the Red Sox committed four errors behind him. For the Yanks it was a completely different story. The bats caught fire as they pounded 14 hits out and scored 14 runs. The Bombers also received a strong start from ace C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia threw six strong innings giving up 2 earned runs on just three hits and he also struck out 8. The offense of New York was the major story of the night. How did they do it?
The scoring began in the top of the first inning. With two outs and runner on first, Yankees designated hitter Alfonso Soriano blasted a double to right center field. Carlos Beltran came all the way around from first to score. Then the Bronx Bombers added on to the lead in the top of the 2nd by way of rookie Yangervis Solarte‘s two run RBI double as a result of a 10 pitch at bat. Brian Roberts and Brett Gardner came around to score. Combine that with a wild pitch that allowed Solarte to score and the Yankees led 4-0 after two innings.
The Yankees continued their scoring entourage in the top of the third when 1st baseman Mark Teixeira, who just recently joined the Yankees off the disabled list, belted a solo home run to left field over the green monster. After Yankee’s second baseman Brian Roberts RBI single to center scoring Brett Gardner and a RBI single to left by Jacoby Ellsbury scoring Roberts, the Yankees led 7-0. In the bottom of the 3rd, Sabathia ran into some trouble as he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits.
Scoring would die down until the the 7th inning, when the Yankees added on three more runs. Solarte drove in two of the runs while Ellsbury added another ground rule double. Derek Jeter joined in the RBI spree as he added a two run single of his own. The Yankees led 12-2. The Red Sox were able to grab a run in the bottom of the seventh due to a passed ball. Tough break for relieve pitcher Shane Greene who made his major league debut. Greene struggled in his debut, but it is understandable due to the bright lights of Fenway. He was pulled after just 1/3 of an inning. Adam Warren entered a bases loaded situation and escaped with allowing just two runs. After seven innings the Yanks led 12-5.
A shocking move came in the top of the 9th when the Red Sox inserted position player Mike Carp to pitch. Carp allowed a run.
David Robertson finished the game for the Yanks in a non-save situation of course. Robertson was just activated from the disabled list two days ago.
The Yankees would go on to add another run and finish with a 14-5 victory in the rubber game of this match up. The Yankees win the series, two games to one and take another series from their arch rival Boston Red Sox. The Bombers will travel back to the Bronx to take on the Angels this weekend