Yankees wrap up first half with 8-6 win over Red Sox


In the final game before the Yankees head off into the All-Star break, they needed to take the series against the Boston Red Sox. It was a close one, but the Yankees ended up on top, winning 8-6 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Yankees scored in the top of the second on a Brian McCann two-run home run. In the fifth inning, McCann scored on a balk. In the sixth inning, the Yankees hit three RBI doubles; one by Alex Rodriguez, one by Chris Young and one by Chase Headley. Rob Refsnyder was the deciding factor in the back-and-fourth duel between the Yankees and Red Sox, hitting a two-run home run, his first home-run in the big leagues.

Nathan Eovaldi gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings of work. Adam Warren gave up a run on two hits while retiring a batter, Justin Wilson pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Dellin Betances pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and Andrew Miller gave up two runs in an inning of work.

What’s Next?

— It’s the All-Star break and while most of the Yankees are enjoying the four-day break, Mark Teixeira, Brett Gardner and Dellin Betances will represent the Yankees during the All-Star Game. But first, it’s the Gillette Home Run Derby Sponsored by Head and Shoulders where some of Major League Baseball’s biggest power-hitters flex their muscles for the Home Run Derby trophy. Coverage for the Home Run Derby begins at 8:00 p.m. and will air on ESPN.

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2 Responses to Yankees wrap up first half with 8-6 win over Red Sox

  1. hotdog says:

    to be honest, i didn't have much faith that the Yankees would be battling for 1st this year and to be in this position with a 3 game lead is pretty impressive…somehow they've found a way to beat the odds…i felt Tex still had something to give but doubted that Arod could be anything but a low .200's hitter with little to show in way of productivity…a big surprise was how well Warren pitched as a starter even given his success last year as a reliever…Ellsbury had a very good 1st half and Gardner has been a leader this year…and although McCann sometimes drives me crazy, he has a way of getting important hits…Drew was no surprise with the exceptions of his power stroke…Gregorius has played much better the last 6-8 weeks…and Beltran has been a .300 hitter in May and June…let's hope Headley has a better 2nd half…CC is giving it everything he's got and he may become very valuable in the 2nd half…Eovaldi is still a work in progress…Tanaka we will alway hold out breath for…Pineda has had dominant games and pull your hair out of your head games…Nova we might be saying the same thing about but both those guys are young and perhaps can become more consistent with time…Schreve has been the biggest find in the bullpen this year and Wilson has adjusted well of late…all in all, there's a lot to be excited about, win or lose, they're playing their hearts out…

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