Yankees pitching sets the tone for the first game of the day-night doubleheader in Beantown.
CC Sabathia had a strong start as he went through 6 innings allowing 2 hits and tallied up 3 strikeouts. Besides the 5 walks, the Yankees starter earned his win today. On the other hand, Rick Porcello started for Boston, allowing 9 hits and 3 runs (1 earned) while striking out 6.
Although the first three innings of the game had little offense the Yankees 1 run on a sac fly by Ji-Man Choi as well as an RBI single by Ronald Torreyes. The next inning, Didi Gregorius slashed a solo HR nearby the Pesky Pole to make the score 3-0 Bombers.
After CC, the bullpen held their own against the Red Sox. Tyler Clippard, Chad Green, and Aroldis Chapman all held Boston scoreless for each inning that they pitched. Clippard allowed 1 hit but got through the inning. Chad Green after walking two guys to load 1st and 2nd got out of it by striking out Jackie Bradley Jr., and Aroldis Chapman got through the 9th inning to complete the game which resulted in a win for the New York Yankees.