Game over: Yankees 14, Red Sox 3
Another terrible game for the Sox as Mark Teixeira homers three times and drives in five runs.
The Sox are back under .500 at 15-16. The Yankees have won six straight and nine of 10.
The Sox have lost 13 of the last 15 games against the Yankees and are 1-8 against the Yankees and Rays at home this season.
Back with more later on.
Middle of the 9th: Yankees 14, Red Sox 3
Van Every and his 79-m.p.h. fastball allowed two runs. Jeter doubled to center before Teixeira homered off the light tower in left. It was his third homer of the game.
But JVE struck out Gardner, got Russo to fly to right and Cano on a grounder to first.
Top of the 9th: Yankees 12, Red Sox 3
Drew drew a walk but that did not spark a nine-run rally. Now Jonathan Van Every, an outfielder, is in to pitch for the Red Sox. There are no more than 5,000 people here.
Middle of the 8th: Yankees 12, Red Sox 3
The disaster continues for the Red Sox. Schoeneweis loaded the bases on a single and two walks. Bard came in and allowed two-run singles by Swisher and Cervelli. Why Bard is pitching in a game like this is a good question. But their bullpen is a mess.
Outfielder Jonathan Van Every warming up.
Top of the 8th: Yankees 8, Red Sox 3
Scutaro and Pedroia singled with one out but Joba Chamberlain came in and retired Martinez and Youkilis on fly balls to center field.
Middle of the 7th: Yankees 8, Red Sox 3
Schoeneweis allowed another run as A-Rod singled, stole second and scored on a single by Swisher. Dave Robertson now pitching for the Yankees.
Top of the 7th: Yankees 7, Red Sox 3
Ramon Ramirez started the inning, gave up a home run to Teixeira and then left the game with some sort of injury. Now Scott Schoeneweis is pitching.
That’s two homers for Teixeira today and four RBI sin the series so far.
Top of the 7th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
The Sox had two on with two out when Aceves left the mound with some sort of injury. It appeared to be knee or hamstring. Lefty Boone Logan came in and struck out Jeremy Hermida, who was pinch hitting.
Middle of the 6th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
Delcarmen walked Pena but got Jeter to ground into a double play. Scutaro’s flip was high but Pedroia made a nice turn. Gardner then lined to first.
Winn, Cervelli, and Pena are 3 for 7 with two walks and three RBIs at the bottom of the New York order.
Top of the 6th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
Martinez fouled out. Now Manny Delcarmen pitching for the Sox. The lines for the two starters:
Buchholz: 5 9 6 5 5 1
Sabathia: 4.2 4 3 3 2 4
Bottom of the 5th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
We’re back under way after a delay of one hour and 14 minutes. Alfredo Aceves is on the mound for the Yankees. CC Sabathia falls a strike away from being in line for the win.
Rain delay update: The game will start up again at 6:20 p.m.
Bottom of the 5th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
The game has been delayed by a torrential downpour one strike away from being official. There are two outs, one on (Scutaro walked) and Martinez in a 2-2 count.
We’ll keep you posted.
Middle of the 5th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
Rough inning for Buchholz. Teixeira homered to right. After Rodriguez walked, Cano singled and Winn walked, Cervelli delivered a two-run single.
Cervelli is 4 for 6 with a walk, a run scored and three RBIs in the series.
Top of the 5th: Yankees 3, Red Sox 3
CC was on cruise control in that inning: fly ball, grounder to the mound, strikeout.
Middle of the 4th: Yankees 3, Red Sox 3
Swisher drew a leadoff walk. When Winn grounded to third, Beltre made a great stop but a wild throw to second base. The error put runners on second and third. Cervelli followed with an RBI single but McDonald threw Winn out at the plate.
Top of the 4th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 2
The Yankees got their retaliation for last night — but the Red Sox took the lead.
McDonald homered to left, his third of the season. Then with two outs, Sabathia hit Pedroia in the side with a fastball, an obvious retaliation for Beckett’s brush-back pitches last night. But Martinez, who was 3 for 15 against his old buddy, drilled a ball over the Monster Seats to give the Sox the lead.
Middle of the 3rd: Yankees 2, Red Sox 0
Rough inning for Buchholz, but it could have been worse.
Pena doubled off the wall before Jeter walked. Gardner, who is hitting .345, sacrificed. Teixeira and Rodriguez followed with RBI singles before Cano bounced into a double play. He is 0 for 4 in the series
Top of the 3rd: Yankees 0, Red Sox 0
Youkilis and Lowell started the inning with singles to right field. But Drew struck out before Beltre grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.
Middle of the 2nd: Yankees 0, Red Sox 0
Buchholz got a grounder to first base then two back to the mound. He has looked good so far.
Top of the 2nd Yankees 0, Red Sox 0
Sabathia retired the side in order. If you were expecting retribution for what happened last night, there was no sign of it.
Middle of the 1st: Yankees 0, Red Sox 0
Buchholz allowed two hits but got Teixeira to ground into a double play. A-Rod walked before Cano flew to center.
strong>Top of the 1st: Yankees 0, Red Sox 0
We’re ready to go at Fenway Park despite the inclement weather. The stands are half full but presumably folks were waiting to the last minute to show up.
We’ll have updates here throughout the game.