Boston Massacre '15, Yanks Roll 13-3

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Chris Young knocks in the Yankees' seventh, eighth and ninth runs of the 7th inning with a three-run homer to left field on August 4, 2015 at Yankee Stadium

Game 105 / 60-45 / 1st / +5.5G : Make so mistake. It was a game the Yankees *had* to win. Forget a 5.5 game division lead. Forget the Boston Red Sox come in hopelessly 13 games back. The gathering storm from up North — Toronto specifically — means no margin for error losing to bad teams. Tonight, the Yanks got the memo. And win they did, by Biblical proportion in a 13-3 pummeling of the BoSox. A pair of 3-run homers fueled a 9-run seventh inning.
Questionable move by Joe Girardi in the 7th. Justin Wilson lets up a single to Castillo, then throws a wild pitch to Jackie Bradley on a 2-strike count. Castillo to second. Joe Girardi brings in Dellin Betances in mid-count, who promptly throws one in the dirt McCann couldn’t handle. Castillo to third. Then Betances walks Bradley. First and third, two out. Joe’s move turned out for the best, as Betances struck out XXXXXX swinging to end the threat. Huge exhale all the way around there…

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Yankees 13, Red Sox 3

  • Brian McCann   His 18th home run of the season was a no-doubter to the second deck in the bottom of the 7th that essentially iced the game at 8-3 Yankees.
  • Alex Rodriguez   Another Yankee livin’ right. Huge RBI single in the bottom of the 7th that was misplayed by Boston on more than one level.
  • Chase Headley   Continuing a bounce-back month of July with both the bat and glove, Headley doubled in the 7th, knocking in Carlos Beltran for a 9-3 lead.
  • Chris Young   Stop the presses! They said it couldn’t be done! Young hammered a rocket over the left field wall for a 3-run blast — off a right hander pitcher — in the 7th. 13-3 Yanks.

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