Yankees Vs. Red Sox Final Score: New York Loses To Boston, 8-6

Despite a late eighth inning rally led by first baseman Mark Teixeira, the New York Yankees were unable to defeat the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, falling by a final score of 8-6.

The Yankees found themselves in an early hole after Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez doubled to score designated hitter Pedro Ciriaco. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks quickly followed that up with a double of his own to make the score 3-0 after one inning.

The Yankees responded in the third inning after a solo shot by catcher Chris Stewart, and both teams exchanged three runs each in the fifth to make the score 6-4. The Yankees managed to tie things up in the bottom of the eighth inning thanks to a two run homer by Teixeira, but Boston regained the lead with two ninth inning runs to put the game out of reach.

Starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia was uncharacteristically off his game, allowing six runs (all earned) in six innings. He struck out six and gave up two walks.

The game was delayed for over two hours due to rain. It was originally slated to begin at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

The loss drops the Yankees to 60-40 on the season, while the Red Sox improve to 50-51. The third and final game of the series will be played Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, news updates and more from the Yankees vs. Red Sox series. For all things Yankees, head over to Pinstripe Alley. For Boston's perspective, check out Over the Monster.

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