Game over: Andrew Miller came on and dominated the first two hitters but issued two-out walks to Francisco Cervelli and Curtis Granderson before Raul Ibanez, who had tied the game in the ninth with a two-run homer, singled to left to score the winning run. The game was played in 4:09 before 41,564..
Top 12th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 Sox go down as Nava knocks into DP.
Bottom 11th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 Great one-handed running catch by Ellsbury to save the game robbing A-Rod.
Top 11th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 Salty was at second after a Loney single and a fielder’s choice erased Loney. Salty got to second on a wild pitch by Derek Lowe and after Ciriaco was walked intentionally, Iglesias grounded out.
Bottom 10th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 Melancon records a 1-2-3 inning. Nice job tonight..
Top 10th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 Dustin Pedroia walked with one out, but the Sox offense couldn’t muster another positive act.
Bottom 9th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 3 That Josh Reddick-Andrew Bailey deal keeps looking even better…for the A’s…doesn’t it. Bailey surrendered a two-run homer to pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez to tie the score. The low liner to right, scored Curtis Granderson (single). Derek Jeter reached on a two-out double to right. Swisher was walked intentionally for A-Rod. He drew a walk to load the bases, Valentine took out Bailey and brought in Mark Melancon. Teixeira flew out to short center, but the Yankees decided not to test Ellsbury’s weak arm. Melancon did a nice job in retiring Cano with a ground ball out to keep the Yankees from celebrating a win.
Top 9th: Red Sox 3, Yankees 1 James Loney homered to the second deck in right field, only his second homer as a Red Sox.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 A base-running blunder by Brett Gardner took the Yanks out of an inning vs. Craig Breslow. With two outs, Russell Martin singled and was pinch-run for by Gardner. Against the lefty Breslow, Gardner tried to steal but was picked off by Breslow, who threw to Loney at first who threw to Iglesias at second who applied the tag.
Top 8th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Strong inning for Dave Robertson who struck out both Daniel Nava and Cody Ross in a 1-2-3 inning.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Very effective and dominant inning by Junichi Tazawa, who struck out A-Rod to end the inning.
Top 7th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Ciriaco singled with one out and stole second base, but the Sox couldn’t add to their slim lead.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Big chance squandered by Yanks. After Cano singled off Rich Hill, Hill struck out Martin and Granderson before allowing a double to Eduardo Nunez. With runners at second and third, Hill retired Ichiro on a liner to center.
Top 6th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Nava earned a walk to lead off the inning, but the Sox just haven’t been able to muster too much offensively.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 The Yankees caught a break when Lester looked to tweak his left leg on a slippery mound. Lester was able to get through the fifth. He finished the night allowing eight hits and one unearned run.
Top 5th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 A 1-2-3 inning for Phelps.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 A leadoff single by Cano was wasted as Lester regrouped to retire the next three batters.
Top 4th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 A Salty walk was about the weak Sox offense could muster off Phelps.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 The inning looked promising for the Yankees when Nick Swisher doubled down the left field line passed Pedro Ciriaco at third. Alex Rodriguez reached on an infield single to second base, but Mark Teixeira grounded into a double play started by Iglesias and a nice turn by Pedroia.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 Nava was hit with a pitch with two outs, but that’s all Boston could muster against Phelps.
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1 The Yankees got one back vs. Jon lester. After he secured the first two outs, Curtis Granderson reached on an infield single to third. Got to second on Pedro Ciriaco’s throwing error and the stole third easily off Lester. Nunez then scorched a grounder to shortstop on which Jose Iglesias tried to backhand. The ball squirted away from his glove, scoring the run. The play was ruled a hit because of the velocity of the grounder, but a ball Iglesias would normally field.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 2, Yankees 0 Pedro Ciriaco beat out an infield single with two outs, but that was all vs. David Phelps.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 2, Yankees 0 Jon lester allowed a pair of base hits to Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, but a 6-4-3 double play took lester out of harms way and preserved Boston’s two-run lead.
Top 1st: Red Sox 2, Yankees 0 The Red Sox got off to a hot start with Jacoby Ellsbury back in the lineup. He stroked a single to rightcenter and scored all the way from first base on Dustin Pedroia’s double to the rightcenter gap. After Pedroia, playing with a broken left ring finger, advanced to thrid on Daniel Nava’s ground out to first base, Cody Ross drove Pedroia in with a sacrifice fly.