NY Yankees 6, Boston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 17, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 49422

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 58-62 29-34 29-28 L1
NY Yankees 71-48 38-23 33-25 W1

Recap


Yankees 6, Red Sox 4:
Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate and New York totaled five blasts to outslug visiting Boston.

Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each added a solo homer for the Yankees, who have won seven of 10 against the rival Red Sox this season.

Phil Hughes (12-10) pitched seven solid innings to earn the win, allowing four runs (none earned) and four hits while striking out four and walking one. David Robertson pitched the eighth and Rafael Soriano worked a scoreless ninth for his 30th save.

New York grabbed a 1-0 lead on Swisher’s 17th home run in the first and used the short porch in right field to push it to 3-0 in the second. Curtis Granderson pulled his 31st blast into the lower level seats in right and Russell Martin followed with a line drive down the line that found the second row for his 13th.

The Red Sox battled back to take the lead with a four-run third, benefiting from an error by Hughes that led to the first run before Dustin Pedroia put the visitors on top with a three-run blast - his 10th.

The Yankees’ fourth home run of the night - a solo blast from Jeter - knotted it at 4-4 in the fifth and New York grabbed the lead back without the long ball in the sixth when Jayson Nix singled in the go-ahead run.

That closed the book on Boston starter Franklin Morales (3-4), who was charged with five runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander has allowed 11 home runs on the season, with the Yankees accounting for eight of those.

Swisher made it a 6-4 gap in the seventh, connecting from the left side of the plate off Clayton Mortensen on a 3-0 fastball and putting it in the bullpen in right-center.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Pedroia turned 29 on Friday. His home run was the second career blast on his birthday from the former MVP. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games. … Jeter’s blast extended his hitting streak to 13 games. … New York 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) got the night off. He is day-to-day. … The Yankees have hit 28 homers in 10 games against Boston this season. … The Red Sox released Triple-A RHP Mark Prior on Friday, ending the latest comeback bid by the former All-Star.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Franklin Morales Player Phil Hughes
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 4
8.44 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Mike Aviles Player Nick Swisher
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 2
2 TB 8
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 5 1 9 .152 9 5 4 1 0 1
NY Yankees 9 5 24 .265 9 7 6 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .620 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .475 after a loss.