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Yankees drop another one to the Red Sox

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Bronx, NY (June 9) – The New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox by the score of 11-6 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight loss to the Red Sox and they have lost seven out of eight against them this season. The Yankees also dropped out of first place in the AL East.

A.J. Burnett started and much like Freddy Garcia in the first game did not have it early and got the Yankees into a hole. The game was 3-0 before you blinked and the Yankees had a hill to climb which they could not overcome.

Burnett pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and eight runs, seven of them being earned. He walked four and struck out three. It was not the performance the Yankees were looking for after Garcia gave them nothing on Tuesday night. The Yankees were hoping for seven strong innings out of Burnett and did not get that.

The Yankees bullpen is shorthanded now with Rafael Soriano and Pedro Felciano on the DL and Joba Chamberlain joining them. Boone Logan pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up one hit, and two walks, he struck out three. Lance Pendleton pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out three.

Derek Jeter picked up a hit and an RBI in the game. The hit put him 11 away from the magic number of 3000. He will be the first player to do it in a Yankees uniform and is hoping to do it on this home stand, which now has eight games left on it. Mark Teixeira had one hit and two RBI, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI and Nick Swisher had a hit. Brett Gardner had a hit, two walks, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and a walk, and Francisco Cervelli had three hits, two RBI and a walk while, both Cervelli and Jeter had doubles, Rodriguez had a homerun. The Yankees were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Gardner had a stolen base and Cervelli had two throwing errors.

The Red Sox struck early again with three runs in the first inning. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, stole second and got to third on a throwing error by Cervelli. Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to score the run. Kevin Youkilis walked and David Ortiz hit a two-run homerun to make it 3-0. The Red Sox would extend the lead to 4-0 in the second inning. J.D. Drew hit a sacrifice fly to extend the lead. In the fourth inning, the Red Sox would continue to extend their lead. Jason Varitek grounded out to score a run, Ellsbury doubled in another run and Dustin Pedroia had an RBI single.

The Red Sox had a 7-0 lead, Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 7-1. In the fifth inning, Cervelli hit an RBI single, Jeter had an RBI double and Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly. The score was 7-4 Red Sox. In the sixth inning, Gonzalez walked to drive in another run to make it 8-4 Red Sox. The Yankees would cut the lead to 8-5 and the game changed right there.

The Yankees had the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, Gardner was at third and Jeter up. There was a passed ball but for some reason Gardner did not move, he would have scored easily to make it 8-6. Jeter then hit into a double play to end the inning and the final threat for the Yankees.

The Red Sox would score three more runs on a Crawford solo homerun and Drew two-run homerun in the ninth inning. Teixeira hit an RBI single for the Yankees in the ninth inning to complete the scoring. The final score was 11-6 in favor of the Red Sox who are flying high right now.

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Thursday night. C.C. Sabathia will pitch against Josh Beckett. The Yankees now trail the Red sox by a game in the AL East. Burnett is now winless in his last nine starts against Boston including eight as a Yankees.

The Yankees signed Burnett with one of the big reasons being his ability to beat the Red Sox, which he did regularly before coming to the Yankees. He is now a Yankee and cannot beat them. The Red Sox appear to be very comfortable in New York, and have won all five games played there this year between the two teams. The Yankees need to change that and quickly.

gmarchesej Posted by on June 9, 2011. Filed under Breaking News,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports,Yankees. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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