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Red Sox 2, Yankees 3 End 4: Sox Finally Get To Sabathia In Fourth

What’d I tell you about those middle innings? CC Sabathia just can’t quite figure ’em out.

After threatening all night, the Sox pushed across a pair of runs against New York’s ace southpaw in the fourth. Carl Crawford started things off by hooking a first pitch slider that was about as dead-center as possible into the stands past the bullpens for a solo shot.

The difficulties didn’t end there for Sabathia, however, as both Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Darnell McDonald followed him immediately with singles. Jacoby Ellsbury took a called strike three for the second out, but Marco Scutaro ripped a double into left field, scoring Saltalamacchia from second and bringing the Sox within one. Unfortunately, the threat ended there, as Adrian Gonzalez was once again struck out by Sabathia on a slider that ended well outside.