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Gardner, Drew power Yankees over Red Sox
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Gardner, Drew power Yankees over Red Sox

(Sunday, August 3)

Final Score: New York 8, Boston 7

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth and finished with three RBI as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Fenway Park.

Stephen Drew drove in four runs against his old Boston club in the back-and- forth contest that saw New York twice erase three-run deficits.

Esmil Rogers (1-0) got the win in his Yankees debut after not allowing a hit in three solid innings of relief.

David Robertson walked the leadoff batter in the ninth, but Brock Holt lined into a double play. Robertson then retired Dustin Pedroia on a ground ball to short to earn his 29th save of the season.

Pedroia and David Ortiz both clubbed two-run homers for the Red Sox.

Craig Breslow (2-3) was saddled with the loss after giving up the Gardner homer to open the sixth.

New York starter David Phelps lasted only two innings before leaving with right elbow inflammation. He gave up three runs in the first, then served up Pedroia’s two-out blast over the Green Monster.

Holt opened the first with a single, advanced to third on Pedroia’s base hit and scored on an Ortiz sacrifice fly. Daniel Nava later plated two with a bases-loaded single to right field.

Boston didn’t have the lead for long as New York countered with three second- inning runs. A two-run double by Gardner tied the game, but the Red Sox moved ahead 5-3 in the bottom of the frame on the Pedroia home run.

After an uneventful frame, the teams resumed trading blows. Buchholz, once again, failed to hold onto the lead.

Ortiz smashed a pitch from Yankees reliever Chase Whitley to right-center field to put Boston up 7-4 in the fourth.

Buchholz retired the first two batters in the fifth, but gave up an RBI double to Chase Headley before Drew tied the game by lining a two-run single to right. Drew also doubled home Brian McCann in the fourth.

The line for Buchholz read seven runs, eight hits and five walks in five innings.

Game Notes

New York’s Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. He has six straight multi-hit games … The win was the 699th in the managerial career of New York’s Joe Girardi … Boston has lost 10 of its last 12 games.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees « 0 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 8 10 0
Boston 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 8 0
W:E.Rogers(1-0) L:C.Breslow(2-3) S:D.Robertson (29)
HR: NYY- B.Gardner (15) BOS- D.Ortiz (26), D.Pedroia (5)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Brett Gardner LF 4 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 .284
Derek Jeter SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272
Mark Teixeira 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233
Carlos Beltran DH 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Brian McCann C 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 .239
Chase Headley 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .267
Stephen Drew 2B 4 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 .183
Martin Prado RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  Ichiro Suzuki RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Totals 35 8 10 8 5 0 1 5 6
Boston AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Brock Holt 3B 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .281
David Ortiz DH 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 .252
Yoenis Cespedes LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254
Mike Napoli 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
Daniel Nava RF 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .252
Xander Bogaerts SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .239
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218
Christian Vazquez C 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .283
  Mookie Betts PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Totals 32 7 8 7 0 0 2 5 7

LOB_NY Yankees 5, Boston 4. 2B_B.Gardner, C.Beltran, B.McCann, C.Headley, S.Drew. HR_B.Gardner (15) off C.Breslow, D.Pedroia (5) off D.Phelps, D.Ortiz (26) off C.Whitley. SF_D.Ortiz. GIDP_D.Jeter, J.Ellsbury, X.Bogaerts. DP_NY Yankees 2 (C.Headley, S.Drew and M.Teixeira), (C.Headley and M.Teixeira); Boston 2 (D.Pedroia, X.Bogaerts and M.Napoli 2).

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
David Phelps 2.0 6 5 5 2 0 1 53-31 4.24
Chase Whitley 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 1 52-34 5.06
Esmil Rogers (W 1-0) 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 44-28 6.08
Dellin Betances (H 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11-8 1.49
David Robertson (S 29) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16-8 2.74
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Clay Buchholz 5.0 8 7 7 5 5 0 114-61 6.20
Craig Breslow (L 2-3) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 11-6 4.95
Junichi Tazawa 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-7 3.27
Edward Mujica 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11-9 4.87
Koji Uehara 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12-9 1.42

T_3:42. A_38035.
Umpires_Home,Paul Schrieber; First, Adam Hamari; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Ted Barrett.

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