Sep 3, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) greets New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) after scoring in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

McCann's Big Night Earns A W For The Yankees

Brian McCann has been a bit of a talking point around the Yankees this season. The catcher has had the power numbers that we expected, however, his batting average has left something to be desired. McCann went 4-4 tonight and Hiroki Kuroda went seven strong innings,  as the Yankees picked up a much needed 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

The Yankees broke through off New Jersey native Anthony Ranaudo in the second when Mark Teixeira singled and McCann hit homer number 17 of the season.

In the fifth, the Yankees loaded the bases thanks to singles by McCann and Ichiro Suzuki and a walk to Stephen Drew. Jacoby Ellsbury got a sac to make it 2-0.

The Sox would get their lone run off Kuroda in the sixth. With one out, Jemile Weeks was hit by a pitch and scored on Brock Holt‘s double.

The Yankees would get two more in the seventh off reliever Alex Wilson. With one out, Ellsbury tripled and Derek Jeter would walk. Brett Gardner‘s single brought home another run. After a force out and a walk McCann would drive in his third run of the night with a single, but Carlos Beltran would get thrown out at the plate to end the frame.

Chris Capuano and Brandon Workman will face off in the rubber game of the series at 7:05.

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