Yankees Take 1st Place in Win Over Boston

Bartolo Colon didn’t have his best stuff Friday night, but the bullpen bailed him out as the Yankees edged out the Red Sox 3-2 to take sole possession of first place in the American League Eastern Division.

TURNING POINT: The turning point of the game happened in the bottom of the 5th inning with the Red Sox up. Joe Girardi took out Colon with two outs and the bases loaded and brought in lefty Boone Logan to face Adrian Gonzalez. It was 2-0 at that point and a hit there likely means a Red Sox win, but Logan struck him out and the very next inning the Yankees plated three runners to take the lead.

WHAT IT MEANS: It was a big win for the Yankees who snapped a 7-game losing streak against the Red Sox. They also extended their current winning streak to eight games. They currently have the second best record in baseball right now at 69-42.

UP NEXT: It’s The Big Man, CC Sabathia (16-5, 2.55), going for the Yankees tomorrow. He is facing John Lackey (9-8, 6.23), who has been pitching better lately despite a poor outing last time out.

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