NEW YORK — A few quick facts and figures …
• The Red Sox are 8-1 against the Yankees this season and have outscored them 60-37.
• The Sox have won 15 of the last 20 games between the teams including 10 of the last 11.
• Josh Beckett is 3-0, 0.86 in three starts against the Yankees this season. His line: 21 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 25 K. Beckett was 1-2 with a 10.04 ERA in five starts against the Yankees last season.
• Luis Exposito has been returned to Pawtucket and RHP Michael Bowden has joined the team already.
• Terry Francona said that while Dustin Pedroia does have some cartilage damage, it was smaller than feared and his bruise could heal over time. But they may need to be careful with six consecutive games coming up on turf.
• Mike Cameron on the call by umpire Brian Knight that he dropped a ball in the third inning: “He [expletive] up. That’s it. He [expletive] up.”
• The Sox have swept two three-game series in New York for the first time since 1913.
• The Sox (36-26) have won 11 of 15. They’re 34-16 (.680) since the 2-10 start.
What a great at-bat by Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning. He was down 0-2 in the count and fouled off a tough 1-2 slider from CC Sabathia before knocking another slider into right field to drive in the go-ahead run.
Sabathia was dominating for six innings. But when he tired in the seventh, the Sox sure pounced.
That’s it for tonight. Thanks to everybody for reading and following along all day. Back it tomorrow from Toronto.