video: Red Sox Manage Only 4 Hits, Fall 6-2 to Yankees
Friday, September 01, 2017
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Prior to Thursday’s game, Rodriguez was 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA in eight games against the Yankees. He also had a 1.38 ERA in 26 innings at Yankee Stadium.
The loss drops the Red Sox to 76-58 on the season. They maintain a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Yankees Break Game Open
Already leading 2-1 in the sixth inning, New York’s Chase Headley doubled to lead off the inning.
Greg Bird followed with a two-run home run to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
New York’s Didi Gregorius added an RBI single later in the inning to put New York up 5-1.
The Yankees would add to their lead in the seventh when Bird hit an RBI single to put the Yankees up 6-1.
Boston would get a run back in the 9th, but fell 6-2.
The Red Sox only managed four hits off of New York pitcher CC Sabathia.
The Red Sox and Yankees continue their series on Friday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against New York’s Sonny Gray.
CC Sabathia on Red Sox bunts: "I'm an old man. They should want to go out and kick my butt. I just feel like they took the weak road."— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 1, 2017
Sam Travis, Blake Swihart, Roenis Elias and Austin Maddox are Red Sox first wave of September call ups.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 1, 2017
Casey At The Bat
Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
First Perfect Game
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Honorary NL Membership
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NE Collegiate Baseball
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