CC Sabathia Finally Beats Red Sox in Yankees 5-2 Win
It looks like the 5th time was the charm as CC Sabathia finally got a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday. He struck out 10 but also allowed 10 hits to get his 18th win of the season. Eric Chavez and Francisco Cervelli had the big hits in the 5-2 victory.
Eric Chavez drew first blood in the top of the 2nd by hitting an RBI single that snuck up the middle for the Yankees first run. In the 4th, Robinson Cano had a double thatdrove in Curtis Granderson. Chavez then got his 2nd RBI by driving in Cano.
In the bottom of the 4th, Carl Crawford hit a solo Home Run and Marco Scutaro had a RBI double to make it a 3-2 game.
In the Top of the 5th, Francisco Cervelli, who isn't much of a power hitter, cranked a home run to make it 4-2. The next time Cervelli came to the plate, he was plunked on the first pitch by John Lackey. Cervelli didn't take to kind to this and the benches cleared but nothing really came of it except for the ejection of Yankees Coach Larry Rothschild. Hitting Cervelli would cost the Sox as would eventually score after a passed ball, a bunt single by Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter hitting into a double play making it 5-2.
Manager Joe Girardi was tossed in the bottom of the 9th after Jarrod Saltalamacchia was given first base after getting hit by a pitch from Mariano Rivera that Saltalamacchia swung at. Umpire Mark Wegner claims the reason he swung was because he got hit. Early in the game Curtis Granderson was hit in the hand and didn't get his base, Joe wasn't too happy about that either. Rivera got his 35th save of the season after making Josh Reddick line out.
Game 2 is Wednesday night at Fenway. Phil Hughes will take the mound for the Bombers taking on Josh Beckett. Game Time is 7:10. Catch all the action on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.