Game 86 | 47-39, 1st : Michael Pineda turned in his third straight solid start for the Yankees, going 6.2 innings while scattering 7 hits and striking out 6 for his 9th win of the season. New York capitalized on poor pitching and sloppy infield play from Boston for a 5-1 victory.
The Red Sox had been on a tear coming in, winning 10 of their last 14 including 4 straight before tonight’s loss. The hot-streak had brought them back into contention, trailing the first place Yankees now by 6 games.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1
“This group has a good feel to it. It’s a hardworking group, and it competes hard every night. I think the key for us finishing the first half and continuing strong in the second half, is to stay hungry and humble.” ‐ Alex Rodriquez
(h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)
FOOTNOTES : The Bronx Bombers have now won 10 of their last 13 games at Fenway …