In a night that was overshadowed by Michael Pineda‘s ejection for using a foreign substance, the Yankees were stifled by the Red Sox as they fell 5-1 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
After Pineda was ejected in the second inning, David Phelps came in the game and gave up two runs on three hits in two innings. Matt Thornton pitched a scoreless inning and a third, Preston Claiborne gave up a run in two innings of work and Adam Warren had a scoreless inning.
The Yankees scored their only run in the sixth inning when Carlos Beltran doubled, Brian McCann grounded out to Lackey, moving Beltran to third and Alfonso Soriano hit a sacrifice fly to right center field, scoring Beltran. Brett Gardner, who made his right field debut this evening, went 1-for-4. Derek Jeter saw his 11-game hitting streak snap tonight as he went 0-for-4.
– CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees with the hopes of giving the Yankees a series win against the Boston Red Sox. Felix Doubront will oppose Sabathia. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.