Final: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: A leadoff single by Gomez is spoiled when Kalish grounds into his second double play of the afternoon. Aviles flew out to center to end things off Chad Qualls.
The Yankees take the second game of the series and first of today’s doubleheader. Stay tuned for postgame stuff, and we will be back with live updates for the nightcap.
Top 9th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: More bullpen-saving from Germano. Cano flies out to right, Swisher strikes out looking on a changeup, and Jones strikes out swinging. He gets a standing ovation after 5.2 scoreless innings.
Last licks for the Sox.
Bottom 8th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: Three more outs left for the Sox after the top of the order goes down against Eppley. Nava flies out to Jones in left, Ciriaco strikes out for the second time today and, after Ortiz draws his third walk, Gonzalez grounds out.
Top 8th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: In a sluggish offensive night with a poor defensive start, at least Justin Germano is showing some chops. He put runners on the corners with consecutive singles from Stewart and Jeter, then struck out Teixeira and A-Rod swinging.
Time to stretch your vocal cords by singing.
Bottom 7th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: Kalish and Aviles each smacked the ball hard to center, but Wise made a nice running catch on the former and was just in the right position for the latter. Garcia’s afternoon ended after Shoppach hit a stand-up double into left field. Cody Eppley came on and got Lillibridge to ground out to end the inning.
Garcia’s line: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 100 pitches, 62 strikes.
Top 7th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: More of the same for Germano, who gets Cano to ground out to second and, after a Swisher single, sets down Jones and Nix in order.
Time to stretch.
Bottom 6th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: A rousing chorus of boos greats the umpires after Ortiz was doubled off at first base. Andruw Jones made a nice catch up against the wall in left on a Gonzalez flyball, and Teixiera had to go up and get the relay throw. Gomez grounded out to third to end the inning.
Top 6th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: Germano holds down the fort against the top of New York’s lineup, getting Teixeira to strike out swinging and Rodriguez to bounce into an inning-ending groundout after Jeter singled up the middle.
Ortiz-Gonzalez-Gomez due up for the Sox. They got a rally going last time around.
Bottom 5th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: The Sox threaten, but again come up empty. Garcia got two quick outs against Aviles and Shoppach, but Lillibridge and Nava each singled to put runners on the corners. Ciriaco then swung at a first-pitch curve and weakly grounded out to the mound.
Top 5th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: A triple into the triangle by a red-hot Cano and a walk to Swisher were negated when Germano, in his first full big-league inning with the Sox, struck out A-Rod looking and Jones, he of the two homers, swinging. Nix, who hit a solo shot back in the fourth, walked to load the bases, but Germano got the pinch-hitting Wise to bounce out to the mound. Crisis averted. Lead still at five runs.
Bottom 4th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1: The Sox string together three singles by Ortiz, Gonzalez and Gomez, breaking up Garcia’s no-hitter and getting a run on the board. But the rally ended when Kalish grounded into a double play.
Top 4th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 0: Yankees go back-to-back for the second time today. This time, Andruw Jones got things started with a lead-off blast to the Monster, and Jayson Nix parked one onto Lansdowne.
After McDonald popped out to Gonzalez for the second time, Stewart reached on a two-base error by Gomez, and Valentine hooked Morales in favor of Justin Germano, who got Jeter to ground out to third and Teixeira to fly out to right.
The line for Morales: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4 HR, 1 HBP, 80 pitches, 47 strikes.
Bottom 3rd: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: Both Shoppach and Nava strike out swinging, and Lillibridge flies out to right. Freddy Garcia has a no-hitter through three innings. Four strikeouts, and just two balls have left the infield (Aviles and Lillibridge each flew out).
Top 3rd: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: Credit Franklin Morales for getting himself into a jam, and then working out of it. After a leadoff walk to Teixeira and an A-Rod single, Morales struck out Cano swinging in an eight-pitch at bat and then picked off Rodriguez at first when he was getting a little too greedy on his leads. After walking Swisher to put runners on the corners, Morales picked Swisher off as well.
Morales hadn’t picked off a batter all season. Now he has two.
Bottom 2nd: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: Sox go down in order with little more than a peep against Garcia. Gomez grounds to third, Kalish strikes out looking and Aviles flies out to right on the first pitch.
Top 2nd: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: Much better inning from Morales against the bottom of New York’s order. McDonald, in his first at bat against his former team, pops out to Gonzalez in foul territory, and Stewart strikes out swinging. Jeter then bounced out to third.
Bottom 1st: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: No rebound first inning for the Sox today. Nava pops out to the infield, Ciricaco goes down swinging and, after Ortiz walked, Gonzalez weakly bounced out to Teixeira at first.
Top 1st: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0: More first-inning fireworks for the
Bronx Bombers, and more struggles for the Sox starters. Franklin Morales is looking pretty mortal now after Jeter fisted a lead-off single into shallow center and, following flyouts by Teixeira and A-Rod, Cano got drilled in his hand. Swisher followed it up with a blast over the Monster, snapping an 0 for 17 slide, and Andruw Jones went yard to nearly the exact same spot, the fourth time this season the Yankees have hit back-to-back homers.
Pregame: We’ve got a long day ahead of us at Fenway with a doubleheader after last night’s 10-8 Yankees win. New York sends Freddy Garcia to the mound (2-2, 5.94 ERA) in Game 1, while the Sox counter with lefty Franklin Morales (1-1, 2.51 ERA).
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