The Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 in a 4-hour game on Saturday. Shawn Kelley picked up his second win of the season out of the bullpen and David Robertson earned his 28th save. Allen Webster was the losing pitcher going just 2 and 2/3 and giving up 4 runs and 6 walks.
The Red Sox got things started when Mike Napoli hit a 2-run bomb over the monster in the 2nd inning. Christian Vasquez followed up with an RBI single to give the Sox a 3-0 lead after 2 innings of play. The Yankee bats came alive in the 3rd inning when Derek Jeter hit a 2-run double with the bases loaded. Jeter also legged out a ground ball to third base that was overturned after he was originally called out. Jacoby Ellsbury grounded out to second tying the game at 3. Carlos Beltran stayed hot by following that up with a single to left field that gave the Yankees a 4-3 lead.
Allen Webster struggled in the 3rd inning walking 5 batters and giving up 4 runs. Shane Greene settled down and was able to go 4 and 2/3, including striking out the side in the 4th inning. He gave up 3 runs off 6 this and he struck out 5.
Mark Texeira led the top of the 5th inning off with a solo home-run to left field. Shawn Kelley was able to keep the Red Sox bats quiet while the Yankees got one more run off Stephen Drew’s RBI double. Dellin Betances came on in the 7th inning and gave up a sac fly to David Ortiz making it a 6-4 game. Betances looked solid the rest of that inning and in the 8th as he shut the Red Sox down.
Stephen Drew just missed a 3-run home-run to right field as Daniel Nava made a nice play short of the fence. Drew looked good at second base making a very athletic glove flip to beat Jackie Bradley Jr. to first base. Jeter made a rare mistake in the first inning by getting doubled up after Ellsbury flew out to center field.
The Yankees improve to 56-53 on the season and win their 7th game in 12 chances against the Red Sox who fall to 49-61. The series finale is set for Sunday night at 8:00 ET. Clay Buchholz (5-7, 5.87 ERA) and David Phelps (5-5, 3.89 ERA) will be the starting pitchers.