Recap - Sox lose as Jeter sits

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy MLB
With lineups that looked more like the late innings of a March spring training game...and Derek Jeter on the bench...the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 on Friday night at Fenway Park in the opening game of their season-ending three-game series.

Boston opened up an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single by Bryce Brentz that scored Allen Craig. The Yankees took the lead in the top of the third on an RBI single by Francisco Cervelli and a throwing error by Sox second baseman Mookie Betts. New York added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Zelous Wheeler. Rusney Castillo's second career home run in the bottom of the seventh brought the Sox to within a run.

Both teams featured lineups that resembled a Triple A spring training matchup than anything you would regularly see in late September with these two teams.

Steven Wright started for the Red Sox. He allowed two runs on four hits and a pair of walks over five innings. He struck out four.

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