Recap - Sox beat up Yankees 8-4

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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On an afternoon following a 19-inning, nearly 7-hour affair, the Red Sox made short work of the Yankees with an 8-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.

The teams traded single runs in the third inning. Boston scored on an RBI double by Daniel Nava, a ball that left fielder Brett Gardner probably should have caught. Didi Gregorius drove in the New York run with a sacrifice fly.

The Red Sox went ahead 2-1 in the 4th on an RBI single by Nava and then scored three more in the 7th inning. Ryan Hanigan drove in a run with a fielder's choice and Dustin Pedroia doubled home two more.

Brock Holt put the game out of reach with a bases-loaded double off the glove of right fielder Garrett Jones that scored three more runs.

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Joe Kelly (pictured) made his 2015 debut going 7 outstanding innings. He allowed just one run on one hit and a pair of walks while striking out eight.

The Yankees scored three runs in the 8th on a home run by Chris Young.

Alex Rodriguez made his first career start at 1st base and had an error, one of three on the day for New York. His lack of experience showed in the amount of times he caught the ball with two hands.

The Red Sox go for the sweep on Sunday night with Clay Buchholz on the mound facing Masahiro Tanaka.

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