Boston Hangs On To Beat Yankees 5-4
Yankees in the opener of a three-game series.
snapped a 2-2 tie. The Yankees scored a run in each of the last two innings,
but couldn’t get the equalizer against Boston’s bullpen.
Clay Buchholz (4-3) pitched seven innings for the win, giving up two runs on
five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon
both gave up a run, but Papelbon stranded a runner in the ninth for his sixth
The Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak after being swept in a brief
series in Toronto and moved to 3-1 against the Yankees this season. Gonzalez
also had a solo homer in the victory.
Bartolo Colon (2-2) took the loss after allowing three runs — two earned –
on five hits and three walks in six-plus innings, striking out four in his
11th career loss to the Red Sox.
Russell Martin hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, who were coming off their
first home series loss to Kansas City since 1999. They have dropped three
games in a row.
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