The Boston Red Sox continued to lay the smack-down on the Yankees this season, getting a 7-3 victory for their fifth straight victory over NY this season and sixth straight going back to 2008.
Jason Bay put the Sox ahead for good in the first inning, smacking a pitch from Joba Chamberlain into the left field stands for a three-run shot and an overall 4-0 lead. Boston never really looked back.
Joba settled in after that, holding the Sox scoreless for the rest of his outing and at one point, he retired 8 out of 10 batters in a row with strikeouts. He finished with 12 K’s on the night.
Per usual, the bullpen had trouble keeping the Yanks in the game, allowing 3 more runs in the 8th and 9th to secure the Red Sox victory.
Johnny Damon was responsible for most of the Yankees offense and all of their scoring after a three-run homer to right.
The Red Sox (17-10) head back home for a two game series against Cleveland. The Yankees (13-13) face off against Tampa Bay in a two game series at the Stadium.
Despite three straight days of rain, the forecast calls for more rain the next two days. According to weatherunderground.com, there is a 60% chance of rain on Wednesday and Thursday.