Recap - Red Sox win behind Wright's dancing knuckler

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Steven Wright gave the Red Sox eight outstanding innings as Boston rebounded from Tuesday's horrific loss with a 2-1 win over the Yankees in Yankee Stadium.

Wright allowed just one run, a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the seventh inning. He held the Yankees to just three hits. His knuckler was especially effective as evidenced by his nine strikeouts. Koji Uehara saved his 24th game of the year.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by Alejandro De Aza that scored Mike Napoli. David Ortiz (pictured) doubled the lead with his 21st home run of the year in the fourth.

Touted Yankee rookie Luis Severino pitched well allowing just those two runs on two hits and a walk over five innings in his major league debut. He showed a plus fastball with seven strikeouts to show for it.

Wright became the first Red Sox pitcher to go at least eight innings since Clay Buchholz did it on July 4th. Ortiz's home run was the 487th of his career; he's just 13 shy of 500.

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