NY Yankees 4, Boston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 38074

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 11 0
Boston 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 82-53 41-26 41-27 W1
Boston 83-53 41-27 42-26 L1

Recap

Russell Martin hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees went on to a 4-2 victory over host Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.

Eric Chavez plated Martin with a run-scoring single off Daniel Bard for his fourth RBI of the series as the Yankees took two of three contests to pull within a half-game of division-leading Boston atop the American League East.

Robinson Cano added an RBI double to help New York beat the Red Sox for only the fourth time in 15 meetings this year.

Boston's Dustin Pedroia hit his career-high 18th homer, a two-run shot off A.J. Burnett in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.

New York received 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief before Mariano Rivera worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 36th save. Cory Wade (3-0) retired one batter for the win.

Ex-Yankee Alfredo Aceves (9-2) lost for the first time since May 31, allowing two runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester lasted just five innings and threw 114 pitches, including 43 in the first inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Boston
A.J. Burnett Player Jon Lester
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 1.80
Hitting
NY Yankees   Boston
Curtis Granderson Player Dustin Pedroia
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 11 0 14 .314 18 10 4 6 0 0
Boston 6 1 10 .182 18 10 2 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .558 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .598 after a win and .623 after a loss.
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