Aug 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew throws to first base against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Offense Falls Short In Loss To Red Sox

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The Yankees can acquire all the people they want to, but if the bats don’t pick it up it won’t matter. The offensive issues continued as the Yankees dropped their fifth game out of their last six with a 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox took the lead in the bottom of the third against Chris Capuano. Brock Holt hit a one out triple. Dustin Pedroia brought him home with a ground rule double to make it 1-0. David Ortiz followed with a single to make it 2-0.

The Yanks got one back off rookie Anthony Ranaudo when Carlos Beltran led off the fourth with his 13th homer of the season. The Sox got the run right back in the bottom half. Will Middlebrooks blooped a double to right field and David Ross drove him home with a single.

The Yanks came back again in the sixth. Jacoby Ellsbury walked and stole second. Beltran would bring home Ellsbury with a single.

The Sox came back again in the seventh. Mookie Betts led off with a single. After a sac bunt, Shawn Kelley came in and Pedroia greeted him with an RBI single.

Back came the Yanks in the eighth. Derek Jeter hit his third homer of the year off Junichi Tazawa. In a play that changed the game, Betts ran down a shot hit by Ellsbury. It would be huge because Mark Teixeira would follow with a bloop double, but the Yanks couldn’t bring them home.

Rookies Shane Greene and Allen Webster will face off at 4:05 tomorrow afternoon.

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