Boston 3, NY Yankees 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 48526

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 51-51 25-28 26-23 W2
NY Yankees 60-41 31-19 29-22 L2

Recap

Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 (10): Pedro Ciriaco drove in the winning run with a bloop single in the 10th as visiting Boston edged New York to take the rubber match of a three-game set.

New York right-hander David Robertson (1-4) walked Jarrod Saltalamacchia leading off the 10th and hit Will Middlebrooks on a disputed bunt attempt. The umpires ruled that Middlebrooks had not pulled the bat back, leaving him with a strike and an 0-2 count.

Middlebrooks grounded the next pitch into left for a single and Ryan Sweeney followed with a fielder’s choice grounder, leaving runners at first and third. Ciriaco came up next and fought off a fastball, fisting it into right field for the RBI single.

Sweeney doubled in a pair and Alfredo Aceves (2-6) pitched the final 2 1/3 innings to earn the win in relief for the Red Sox, who pulled back to .500 (51-51) and notched their first back-to-back wins since July 18 and 19.

Boston broke through against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda in the second inning. Kuroda put a pair of runners on in front of Sweeney, who got an 0-1 splitter and lined it to center field.

The Red Sox had several chances to break the game open but grounded into four double plays.

Russell Martin finally got the Yankees on the board in the bottom of the seventh, lining a 2-2 pitch into the second row in short right field for his 12th home run.

That was the only run allowed by Boston starter Felix Doubront, who ended up yielding four hits while striking out eight and walking five in 6 1/3 innings.

Andrew Miller, who came in for the final two outs of the seventh, stayed on for the eighth and got the first two outs easily before surrendering a double to Andruw Jones. The Red Sox brought on Aceves for the four-out save but Martin sent a single into center, scoring Jones with the tying run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston manager Bobby Valentine was ejected in the 10th for arguing the call against Middlebrooks. … Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte (fractured fibula) suffered a setback in his rehab and will hold off on his throwing program until swelling subsides. New York still expects to have him back in September. … Red Sox SS Mike Aviles (turf toe) got the night off. Ciriaco started at short. … Yankees RF Nick Swisher (hip) started at designated hitter and had the team’s only two hits over the first six innings. … Boston RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Pawtucket on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Felix Doubront Player Hiroki Kuroda
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 8.0
8 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 7
1.42 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Adrian Gonzalez Player Russell Martin
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 0 11 .265 19 4 3 2 0 0
NY Yankees 7 1 11 .194 15 11 2 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Yankees have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .510 after a win and .490 after a loss.