Boston 7, NY Yankees 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 15, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 46945

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 7 8 1
NY Yankees 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 20-20 11-9 9-11 W3
NY Yankees 20-18 13-11 7-7 L5

Recap


David Ortiz hit the tiebreaking home run in the fifth inning as the Boston Red Sox outslugged the New York Yankees 7-5 Sunday night to cap a three-game sweep in the Bronx.

It was the fifth victory in six tries for the Red Sox against their American League East rival and bumped Boston's record up to .500 for the first time all season.

New York managed to snap Adrian Gonzalez’s four-game homer streak but couldn’t keep a pair of old foes in the ballpark. Kevin Youkilis’ three-run shot off Freddy Garcia tied the game 4-4 in the third before Ortiz’ solo blast put Boston up for good.

Garcia (2-3) allowed five runs – four earned – on six hits in 5 1/3 innings for New York, which is on a five-game losing streak for the first time in more than two years.

Andruw Jones and Curtis Granderson went deep in the second off Jon Lester to give the Yankees an early lead, but the bullpen held steady before Jonathan Papelbon shut down the side in the ninth for his seventh save. Lester (5-1) allowed four earned runs on five hits and struck out seven in six innings for his fifth straight win.

Jorge Posada drew a walk as a pinch hitter in the eighth and received plenty of cheers after he apologized before the game to manager Joe Girardi for demanding to be removed from Saturday’s lineup.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Jon Lester Player Freddy Garcia
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
6.00 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
David Ortiz Player Mark Teixeira
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
.600 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 8 3 19 .229 18 9 6 6 1 1
NY Yankees 6 2 13 .188 17 9 4 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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