Yankees Vs. Red Sox 2011: Beckett Dominates As Red Sox Take Series Finale

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Yankees At Red Sox, Game 3: CC Sabathia Vs. Josh Beckett

(Sports Network) - CC Sabathia takes aim at his first win of the season this evening and will try to give his New York Yankees a series win in the process, as they wrap up their three-game set against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Sabathia, who tied for the major league lead with 21 wins last season, hasn't received a decision in his first two starts, but has pitched to a 1.38 earned run average. Sabathia was magnificent on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, retiring the final 17 batters he faced, while yielding just two hits over seven scoreless innings. He left with the lead, but the Yankee bullpen couldn't hold on.

"I just felt pretty good," Sabathia said. "I was trying to pound the strike zone and use both sides of the plate, and get ahead. I threw the ball a lot better today. My offspeed pitches were pretty good. I'm still struggling with my changeup a little bit, so we'll work on that in the bullpen."

Sabathia has owned the Red Sox of late, going 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA in his last seven starts against them. For his career Sabathia is 6-5 against them with a 3.45 ERA in 15 outings.

Boston, meanwhile, will counter with righty Josh Beckett, who was charged with the loss in his season debut on Tuesday in Cleveland. Beckett allowed three runs and five hits in that one and struck out four, while walking four.

Beckett has faced the Yankees 22 times and is 1-7 against them with a 6.26 ERA.

Boston's early season struggles continued on Saturday, as Russell Martin hit two of New York's four homers and drove in four runs, as the Yankees earned a 9-4 victory.


Current Series

3 game series vs Red Sox @ Fenway Park

Fri 04/08 WP: John Lackey (1 - 1)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Bartolo Colon (0 - 1)
6 - 9 loss
Sat 04/09 WP: David Robertson (1 - 0)
LP: Clay Buchholz (0 - 2)
9 - 4 win

New York Yankees
@ Boston Red Sox

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT
Fenway Park

CC Sabathia vs Josh Beckett

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

 

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Yankees 9, Red Sox 4: Series Now Even

Russell Martin has caught every inning of every game thus far this season for the New York Yankees. The way he is playing and hitting, he is making it impossible for Manager Joe Girardi to give him a rest.

Martin hit two of New York’s four homers and drove in four runs Saturday as the Yankees earned a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the second of a three-game set at Fenway Park.

Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson also homered for the Yankees, who evened the series after losing 9-6 on Friday. Cano finished 3-for-5 and Eric Chavez contributed three hits with a pair of doubles and a run batted in for New York in his first start of the season.

Clay Buchholz (0-2) took the loss for the second time in as many starts this season. He was tagged for five runs — four earned — on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. The Red Sox are now just 1-7 on the season.

New York starter Ivan Nova didn’t work the requisite five innings and failed to qualify for a win. He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. David Robertson (1-0) retired all five batters he faced in relief and picked up the victory.


Final - 4.9.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 9 13 0
Boston Red Sox 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
WP: David Robertson (1 - 0)
LP: Clay Buchholz (0 - 2)

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Yankees At Red Sox, Game 2: Ivan Nova Vs. Clay Buchholz

The New York Yankees try to even their three-game set with the Boston Red Sox today (1:10 p.m., FOX). After Phil Hughes flopped in Friday's loss, the Yankees turn to another young right-hander today, Ivan Nova.

Boston (1-6) will send a young right-hander of its own, Clay Buchholz, to the mound.

The Yankees let Boston get up off the deck Friday after a miserable start to the Red Sox season. Let's see if they can stop Boston from having its first winning streak of the season.


Current Series

Red Sox lead the series 1-0

Fri 04/08 WP: John Lackey (1 - 1)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Bartolo Colon (0 - 1)
9 - 6 win

New York Yankees
@ Boston Red Sox

Saturday, Apr 9, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Ivan Nova vs Clay Buchholz

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

 

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Red Sox 9, Yankees 6: Game 1 Goes To Boston

All you need to know about Friday afternoon’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox is that the "YANKEES SUCK" chant was being heard around Fenway Park in the ninth inning. That, of course, because the Red Sox outslugged the Yankees, 9-6, for their first victory of 2011 after a season-opening six-game losing streak.

Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes was terrible, surrending six runs and seven hits in just two innings. Hughes seemed to have nothing, and now has an ERA of 16.50 after two starts. After winning 18 games a season ago the right-hander has started miserably in 2011. The Yankees understood heading into the season that the fourth and fifth spots in their starting rotations would be question marks, They can’t afford to also have Hughes turn into one.

Oh, well. Yankee fans had to know that the Red Sox would not go 0-162. Picking on the Red Sox while they bumbled their way through the beginning of the season was fun while it lasted. The real work, however, has just begun.


Final - 4.8.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 8 2
Boston Red Sox 1 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 9 12 0
WP: John Lackey (1 - 1)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (1)
LP: Bartolo Colon (0 - 1)

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