It's still early August, and with both the Red Sox and Yankees all but guaranteed a playoff spot, this 3-game series is really more about bragging rights than it is about deciding anything in the American League East, but the Yankees took advantage of a two walks and a trio of hits off Jon Lester in the top of the 6th inning to score 3 runs on their way to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox got the tying run on base in the bottom of the 9th courtesy of an infield single by Carl Crawford, but Mariano Rivera struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Josh Reddick looking to seal the win. Boone Logan got the W in relief of Bartolo Colon to improve to 3-2; Jon Lester falls to 11-5 with the loss.
Just the Yankees 2nd win in 10 games against the Red Sox this season.
Adrian Gonzalez saw his 14-game hitting streak end with an 0-4 performance.
8th win in a row for the Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury doubled in a run and David Ortiz shook off his 4-42 career performance vs. Bartolo Colon with a long home run to right to give the Red Sox an early 2-0 lead.
More than 38,000 at Fenway tonight for the 688th consecutive sellout.
Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia threw out two would-be base stealers.
Born in Queens, NYC and lived kind of all over the place from PA to NJ to NYC and back to NJ.
Yeah, I used to be that guy on WNEW-FM. No, I never worked at WPLJ (honest).
I support my family by doing two things in life I truly love - baseball and radio (WDHA).