New York Yankees Game Recap: Yankees Hang On To End First Half With Win


The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have played some long games. Sometimes, you wanna throw your remote at the TV. Today was one of those days, but the Yankees managed to hang on for a very important 8-6 win as the Yankees get a win before the All-Star break and take two of three from Red Sox.

The Yankees took a two run lead in the second off Wade Miley. Brian McCann hit a two run homer, his 14th of the year. 

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Nathan Eovaldi really labored and in the third, the Sox got him for three runs. Singles by Brock Holt, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez made it 3-2.

The Yankees would tie it in the fifth when McCann doubled and Chase Headley singled. Miley’s balk brought home McCann.

In the sixth, Gardner singled and doubles by Alex Rodriguez, Chris Young and Headley would plate three runs.

The Sox got one of those back off Adam Warren when Shane Victorino drove home a run.

The Yanks would make it 8-4 in the ninth when Rob Refsnyder hit his first major league homer.

The bottom half would be an adventure. Holt walked and Sandoval reach on McCann’s error. Ramirez reached on Refsnyder’s error when he failed to cover second and Andrew Miller‘s throw went into the outfield allowing a run to score. Alejandro De Aza would drive in another run with a sac fly, but Victorino would pop out on a nice play by Didi Gregorius to end the game.

The Yanks are back at it on Friday with three against the Mariners. Masahiro Tanaka will get the ball at 7:05.

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