Friday, July 6, 2012

Yankees Win Shootout in Boston

Yankees vs Red Sox Post Game Recap 7/6

The Yankees were able to win the shootout in Fenway, taking the first game of the series with the Red Sox winning by a score of 10-8

Hiroki Kuroda struggled for the Yankees starting on Friday night. In 5.2 innings he allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on 10 hits and one walk. Kuroda, who pitched great in the month of June having a 1.98 ERA, did not fair as well in his first start in July.

Rafael Soriano was able to pick up his first four-out save since 2007 and looked great doing so. He did not allow a base runner and got out of a jam in the 8th inning for his 20th save of the year.

Derek Jeter,who is starting to heat up again it seems, went 2-5 with a run scored on Friday getting his hitting streak up to five games.

Curtis Granderson was a great table setter for the middle of the order going 2-4 with a walk and scoring 3 runs from the two hole.

Alex Rodriguez had a big night, going 3-4 and stealing two bases, giving him nine steals for the season. He scored two runs and had an RBI as well.

Robinson Cano was able to extend his hitting streak to 12 games with his 24th double of the season in the 2nd inning, going 1-4 with a walk and run scored with an RBI.

Mark Teixeira may have had the best night of any Yankee hitter going 2-4 with 2 runs 4 RBIs. His big hit of the night for the Yankees was with a triple in the 7th inning, scoring two runners and giving the Yankees the lead at the time.

Nick Swisher and Russell Martin missed out on the hit parade tonight, as they both went hitless, going a combined 0-7. Swisher struck out three times.

The Yankees will be playing a day-night double header in Boston on Saturday with Freddy Garcia (2-2, 5.94) facing Franklin Morales (1-1, 2.51) in the early game and Phil Hughes (9-6, 4.29) squaring off with Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.42) in the night game.

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