The Red Sox win the second of three games with the Yankees, taking the series on the back of Eduardo Rodriguez. After a less than spectacular first half, Rodriguez started the second half with a very good outing, going 7 innings, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits. Rodriguez lowered his ERA from 8.59 to 7.18.
Rodriguez forced 6 infield pop ups, keeping the Yankees hitters off balance all day. The most surprising part of his start on Saturday was that he only had 1 strikeout. Rodriguez' only run was a solo homerun to Brett Gardner in the bottom of the 3rd.
The scoring started when Xander Boagerts grounded into a double play to end the inning, but was eventually ruled safe; scoring Brentz.
The other star in this game was Sandy León who went 2-4 with 4 RBIs and a homerun. León would be responsible for the rest of the Sox runs with an RBI single in the 4th, scoring Bradley and making it 2-1. Then in the 6th, León hit a towering 3-run homerun to left, giving him his 4th RBI on the day, and giving the Sox a 5-1 lead.
Barnes came on in relief of Rodriguez in the 8th, and gave up a solo homerun to Chase Headley. Koji came on in the 9th and had a 1-2-3 inning to seal the victory and the series for the Red Sox.
David Price (9-9, 4.34 ERA) vs Masahiro Tanaka (6-2, 3.23 ERA)
First Pitch: 8PM
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By Matt Watts