Sep 2, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Home plate umpire Tim Timmons watches New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) react to being called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Greene Hit Hard As Yankees Fall Again

Shane Greene picked a really bad time to have a really terrible game. After going 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in August, he had a huge meltdown tonight as the Red Sox hit him early and often in their 9-4 victory over the Yankees.

After retiring the first batter, Mookie Betts singled and David Ortiz walked. Yoenis Cespedes‘ double made it 1-0 and Mike Napoli‘s sac fly made it 2-0.

The third inning went all sorts of bad for the rookie. With one out, Cespedes singled and Napoli walked. Daniel Nava then planted his third homer of the year to make it 5-0. Two batters later, Xander Bogaerts hit his ninth homer of the year.

Martin Prado then led off the bottom of the third with his 10th homer of the year off Joe Kelly.

The Yankees got a rally going in the bottom of the fifth. Carlos Beltran singled. Brian McCann beat the shits with a little infield single. Martin Prado then hit one off the wall that Beltran got a bad read on and only went to third on. Prado didn’t see it and was tagged out at second with McCann on the base.

Chase Headley walked and so did Francisco Cervelli to bring in a run. Two batters later, Derek Jeter then beat out an infield grounder and after a review was ruled safe. Brett Gardner was then called out on strikes and thrown out of the game after slamming his helmet down in frustration.

Chaz Roe made his Yankee debut in the ninth and didn’t exactly impress. He gave up a leadoff triple to Cespedes and a sac fly to Napoli. Nava walked, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Bogaerts RBI single.

McCann would add his 16th homer of the year in the ninth of Koji Uehara.

Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound against Anthony Ranaudo at 7:05 tomorrow night.

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