August 21, 2009

Yankees humiliate Red Sox at Fenway

The Yankees (77-45) posted 23 hits against the Red Sox (69-52) for a 20-11 victory. The win ends a seven-game skid at Fenway Park this season for the Yankees.

Quick ‘Cap:
A four-run second, six-run fifth and four-run ninth marked the major outbursts for the Yankees tonight. Every spot in the lineup had at least one RBI, but Hideki Matsui led everyone with seven RBIs backed by two three-run homers. The scary thing is, he was only a couple feet shy of a third homer and left six men on base.

Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera both notched four hits and Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira tagged three base knocks. This was an all-around team effort offensively.

The pitching wasn’t so pretty for either team, despite Andy Pettitte only surrendering one hit over the first four innings. He ran into some trouble in the fifth inning, and then some tough luck and ugly defense wrecked what would have been a nice start. Either way, he finally got his run support, and finally got his 10th win. Full box score here.

If you switched away from the game while the Red Sox were hitting, it was probably the most enjoyable game to watch of the season. But if you had to endure watching Sergio “Meat-tray” Mitre stumble through the finish line, you might not be as satisfied.

The only negative of the entire night: Johnny Damon had to leave the game after fouling off a pitch on his knee. The beats are saying it is a “bruised knee” and he did not have to take x-rays or an MRI.

Line of the Night:
Damaso Marte: 2/3 IP, zeroes, K. He was of three pitchers in the game who didn’t allow a run. He got out of a nice jam Brian Bruney left him in the seventh.

Up Next:
The Yankees will look to extend their win streak to six against the Red Sox on Saturday’s Fox showdown. A.J. Burnett (10-6, 3.69) will face Junichi Tazawa (1-2, 5.40).

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