The New York Yankees are coming off a 6-5 win against the Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon. The Yankees will be hosting the Red Sox for game two in the series on Saturday. Here is recap of Friday’s game and what to expect for Saturday’s game.
Fridays afternoon Yankees vs Red Sox Matchup
The starting pitchers for Friday’s game was Gerrit Cole for the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox. Cole started off horribly, walking Kike Hernandez. Rafael Devers hits a two-run HR, scoring Hernandez. Xander Bogaerts singled and then J.D. Martinez doubled to score Bogaerts.
Entering the bottom of the first, the Yankees had their work cut out for them as they were already down 3-0. As Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate, he singled. Anthony Rizzo then homered, scoring Judge. This made it 3-2 Red Sox at the end of one. At least the Yankees managed to score some runs early to cut into the lead. With a team like the Red Sox, they should not be taken for granted as they can win in many ways.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo HR to tie it 3-3.
Chad Green replaced Cole in the top of the fifth.
Clay Holmes replaces Green.
In the top of the sixth inning, Bogaerts doubled to left field. Martinez grounded out, advancing Bogaerts to third base. Alex Verdugo singled, scoring Bogaerts. At this point, it is 4-3 Red Sox.
Bobby Dalbec singled to advance Trevor Story, who grounded into a force out, shortstop to second baseman. There was a mound visit and then a pitching change as Miguel Castro replaces Holmes.
Garrett Whitlock replaced Eovaldi in the bottom of the sixth.
Jonathan Loaisiga replaced Castro in the top of the seventh.
Wandy Peralta replaced Loaisiga in the top of the eighth after Martinez lines out to right field.
DJ LeMahieu hit a solo HR in the top of the eighth to tie it. The score entering extras was 4-4.
Matt Strahm replaced Whitlock after LeMahieu’s homer.
Aroldis Chapman replaced Peralta in the top of the ninth.
Hansel Robles replaced Strahm in the bottom of the ninth.
Michael King replaced Chapman in the top of the 10th.
Devers was intentionally walked. Bogaerts singled, scoring Jonathan Arauz, who was a pinch-running for Christian Vazquez. The score at this point is 5-4 Red Sox.
Jake Diekman replaced Robles as Stanton is the runner on second entering the bottom of the 10th. Marwin Gonzalez replaced Stanton.
LeMahieu gets on first on a hit by pitch. Joey Gallo grounded out, advancing LeMahieu. Diekman intentionally walked Aaron Hicks.
Ryan Brasier replaced Diekman and Gleyber Torres replaced Kyle Higashioka to pinch-hit.
Torres hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Marwin Gonzalez. The game is tied 5-5.
Jose Trevino replaced Torres in the 11th inning.
Kutter Crawford replaced Brasier in the bottom of the 11th, while Isiah Kiner-Falefa starts inning on second base.
Josh Donaldson singled, scoring Kiner-Falefa as the Yankees win 6-5 in walk-off fashion. King got the win and Crawford got the loss.
What to Expect for Saturday’s Game
So far, the starting pitchers are Luis Severino (Yankees) and Nick Pivetta (Red Sox). It will be two right-handed pitchers facing each other.
The Red Sox will be looking to rebound after taking the lead three times in Friday’s game, only to lose it each time and lose the game as well.
The Yankees want to keep things going and pull out another win. Hopefully, if they do win, it isn’t as much of a battle like it was. It is true though that all Yankees and Red Sox games are a battle, even if a team is up by several runs. Nobody can count either of these teams out.
So who is going to win the battle. Will the Yankees squeak out another win. Will it be a slug-fest? Or will the Red Sox have something to say and get their revenge? Catch the game at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday to find out.
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