Red Sox Vs. Yankees Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates

The celebrations are over with, and now all that's left is nine innings of Red Sox - Yankees in ugly throwback uniforms that lack numbers, and blank white hats which you can buy for $35 dollars.

Seriously, that's what they're charging.

We'll keep you up to date as these age-old enemies start the newest chapter in their rivalry.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, Final -- And the Red Sox lose on Fenway Park's 100th birthday.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, Mid 9th -- Junichi Tazawa seems to only ever pitch against the Yankees, but he's doing a pretty good job of it right now at leat. Another scoreless inning keeps the Sox' deficit at four.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, End 8th -- The Sox waste a one-out single from Adrian Gonzalez, and they are now just three outs away from 4-9. Those three outs are property of none other than Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Cody Ross, and Nate Spears.

Exciting!

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, Mid 8th -- Justin Thomas and Junichi Tazawa manage to escape a 1st-and-3rd, zero outs situation with a strikeout, a baserunning gaffe on a ball that got away from Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and a groundout. The game is still technically within reach, but salvaging a win on this special day seems unlikely, to say the least.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, End 7th -- April 20 marks the day that Nate Spears pinch hits for Jason Repko in a major league game for the Red Sox against the Yankees.

This is not a highlight.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, Mid 7th -- In what scientists are calling a remarkable breakthrough, Scott Atchison has proven on Friday, April 20 that it is possible to pitch an inning against the Yankees without surrendering a home run.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, End 6th -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia may be working his way right out of a Red Sox uniform at this rate. After David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis reached on a hit and a hit by pitch, Saltalamacchia grounded into an inning-ending double play, robbing the Sox of a desperately needed rally opportunity. Getting himself out with some regularity was not enough, it seems.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2, Mid 6th -- The Yankees have hit five home runs off of Clay Buchholz in six innings. That they were all solo shots is a small mercy. Russell Martin was the most recent recipient of Buchholz' meatball generosity, hammering a 1-0 fastball for a no doubter to left field.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 2, End 5th -- The Sox grab a freebie run courtesy of Nick Swisher. After Cody Ross took Nova to the wall in center for a double, Mike Aviles put a ball in the air to right field. Typically that's an out, but with the sun shining bright and directly in the eyes of Swisher, he was completely unable to find the glove, gifting the Sox a run.

Unfortunately, they missed out on a second as Ryan Sweeney hit a line drive directly at Raul Ibanez in left, and Dustin Pedroia flew out to end the inning.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 5th -- You have one guess to figure out how the Yankees scored in the fifth.

If you guessed "another home run," then congratulations, you're capable of recognizing basic patterns. This seems to be something that has eluded Mr. Buchholz, however, as he leaves another ball up and over the plate--in fact, this one was perfectly middle-middle, almost beautiful in its terribleness--and Alex Rodriguez did what decent hitters do with that sort of pitch.

Yankees 4, Red Sox 1, End 4th -- 1-2-3 go the Sox in the fourth. Ortiz and Youkilis ground out, and after just missing extra bases with a foul ball, Salty swings through strike three and sees his average drop to .074. Remember, he's being played for his offense. His offense!

Yankees 4, Red Sox 1, Mid 4th -- The Red Sox are going to set a record for home runs allowed at this pace. It's another game with at least three homers for a Red Sox opponent, as Clay Buchholz left a fastball belt-high over the outside half of the plate to Eric Chavez, who launched a home run to dead center and put the Sox back down by three.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, End 3rd -- Another wasted RISP for the Red Sox after Ryan Sweeney rifles a double with one out off the Monster. With Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez coming up, once again the Sox seemed to have a good chance of adding to their tally, but the former hit a routine fly to center and the latter struck out watching a fastball on the outside part of the plate, leaving Sweeney stranded at second.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, Mid 3rd -- Clay Buchholz allows another pair of baserunners as Robinson Cano gets lucky enough to have his grounder bounce off of Buchholz and away from Mike Aviles, who was slowed down enough by the change in direction for Cano to reach easily. A one-out walk to Nick Swisher put Cano into scoring position, but Raul Ibanez grounded to first, where Adrian Gonzalez started a 3-6-1 double play to end the inning.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, End 2nd -- The Sox have one back on a tape-reviewed home run for David Ortiz. His long fly ball initially was called a double after bouncing off the short shelf on the top of the monster, but the umpires went inside to take another look and made the right call.

Kevin Youkilis followed up with a double that seemed sure to give the Red Sox at least another come the end of the inning, but the 7-8-9 hitters were uncooperative. Jarrod Saltalamacchia did manage to move Kevin Youkilis to third, but Cod Ross swung at some bad pitches for the all-important strikeout, and Jason Repko...well, he was Jason Repko.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- Well, no error this time, except perhaps by Clay Buchholz, who left bad pitches to Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez up in the zone and paid for it with a pair of homers, the first into the Monster seats, and the second into the bullpen.

This is just a brutal run. For the Sox, for Buchholz, and for all of us watching.

The Yankees even managed to put runners on the corners before finally making the third out. Buchholz is already up over 40 pitches, too, so it's going to be a long night for the bullpen as well.

Yankees 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- It's hard to describe just how aggravating it is to see Robinson Cano make the play Dustin Pedroia didn't to lead off the inning with an out. Ryan Sweeney struck out looking on three pitches in his debut at the 2-spot, though the third strike seemed outside. Dustin Pedroia gave the Sox a baserunner with a line drive single, but Adrian Gonzalez' fly ball died just shy of the Monster for an out.

Yankees 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 1st -- An inauspicious first play leads to an inauspicious start for the Red Sox, who already trail 1-0 after the top of the first.

While Clay Buchholz seemed to have Derek Jeter dead to rights when the shortstop popped a 1-2 fastball high into the air, Dustin Pedroia was unable to make the play venturing well into the outfield. The error would cost the Red Sox, as Alex Rodriguez flared a hit to left-center to score Jeter from second with one out.

Bad luck for Clay Buchholz, but he's out of the inning without any further trouble, and seems to have his curveball under control.


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