New York Yankees Recap: Jacoby Ellsbury’s Late Home Run Helps Yankees Beat Red Sox


Whether you were in the middle of watching the GOP debate, waiting for Dr. Dre’s new album to drop, or getting ready for the last Daily Show with Jon Stewart, there was a fantastic Yankees vs Red Sox game. The Yankee fan’s got to see a glimpse of the old CC Sabathia while the Red Sox got to see their future ace in Eduardo Rodriguez.

The Yankees were able to get on the board in the third inning. Brett Gardner was on first, and Alex Rodriguez hit a double in left field. The speed of Gardner plus the poor outfield skills of Hanley Ramirez resulted in an early 1-0 lead.

In the top of the fifth inning the Red Sox were able to answer. With one man on and two outs CC Sabathia walked the Red Sox nine-hole hitter, and it turned over the line up. The next batter, Runsey Castillo, hit a week single to tie the game at one. In that same inning the base were loaded with two outs, and we saw  a vintage David Ortiz vs CC showdown. The victor was CC Sabathia, as he struck out Big Papi, and had an exuberant shout going off the mound.

CC Sabathia was fantastic tonight going six very strong innings. He had a season high eight strikeouts, and gave up only three hits. Tonight’s start was vintage CC Sabathia. If the Yankees can get this out of CC every time out, then Cashman looks brilliant in not adding another arm at the deadline.

In the seventh the Yankees were able to break the tie with a Jacoby Ellsbury bomb. It was a solo home run, and gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead. The Yankees bullpen did the rest, and the Yankees were able to get another series win.

The Yankees look to take another series as the red-hot Blue Jays come to town, and first pitch is at 7:05 pm tommorow night.

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