Yankees 6, Red Sox 4, End 8th -- Between Andrew Bailey and Andrew Miller, the Sox get two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 eighth.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4, Mid 8th -- Carl Crawford doubles to right field with one out, but the rest of the order is sadly unable to bring him in, the Sox will need at least two in the ninth to keep hope alive.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4, End 7th -- If there's one player the Red Sox would not want to see hit two homers in a night, it's probably Nick Swisher. Unfortunately, that's exactly what Nick Swisher has done tonight, taking Clayton Mortensen deep to right to extend the Yankees lead to two.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4, Mid 7th -- Another 1-2-3 inning, this time on exclusively ground balls. Aside from the one third inning, this has been a pretty pathetic offensive night from the Red Sox.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4, End 6th -- The Yankees finally start hitting not-homers, but it costs the Sox all-the-same. A pair of singles put runners on the corner with one out, leaving the Sox to turn to Clayton Mortensen. The young reliever is up to the task of getting one out without letting any runs come in, striking out Russell Martin, but Jayson Nix is able to poke a single into right to score the go-ahead run from third.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 4, Mid 6th -- 1-2-3 go the Sox on weak contact in the sixth.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 4, End 5th -- So much for that Buchholz comparison. The fourth Yankee hit of the night is the fourth Yankee homer of the night, this time coming from Derek Jeter. Just a bizarre matchup, Morales vs. New York.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3, Mid 5th -- The Sox get a Jacoby Ellsbury single, and sure enough send four men to the plate, but somehow only make Phil Hughes throw five pitches to get through the fifth? That's...not impressive.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3, End 4th -- Franklin Morales has his first 1-2-3 inning of the night, striking out Casey McGehee in the process with an nicely placed curveball. It's perhaps worth mentioning that Morales' night started similarly to Buchholz' performance Thursday, though Morales is not Buchholz, the Yankees are not the Orioles, and Morales has given up three bombs.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3, Mid 4th -- Phil Hughes calms down, allowing just the one single to Mike Aviles in a scoreless fourth inning.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3, End 3rd -- The Red Sox have a savior in the third, and his name is Scott Podsednik. After a bad throw from Mike Aviles gave the Yankees a free baserunner, Franklin Morales gave up another long fly ball to right, this time off the bat of Robinson Cano. Podsednik, however, had him marked, retreating to the wall and making the leaping catch to rob the second baseman of at least two bases if not four, preserving the slim Red Sox lead.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3, Mid 3rd -- Seems like Phil Hughes is having some troubles too! After Mike Aviles broke up his run of six straight retired to start the game with a single, Hughes started to author his own destruction, throwing a Scott Podsednik comebacker well to the left of second base and into the outfield while trying to turn two. Pedro Ciriaco would ground out, but beat out another double play attempt, allowing Aviles to score with just the one out
Yankees 3, Red Sox 0, End 2nd -- Franklin Morales just can't keep the ball in the park against the Yankees. Curtis Granderson makes it two homers in two innings by hitting a rocket shot to right, and Russell Martin joins in right behind him to the other side of New Yankee Stadium. Three hits, three homers, three runs against Morales in what is shaping up to be a long night.
Yankees 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- The Sox are held to just the one piece of decent contact again--a long fly ball from Cody Ross that only serves to take Andruw Jones to the track to record an easy second out.
Yankees 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- But for one pitch, Franklin Morales has a very nice first inning, getting two ground balls and a strikeout of Robinson Cano. That one pitch, however, is a doozy: a floating slider that seems to run perfectly into the path of Nick Swisher's swing, resulted in a no-doubt shot to left field. Morales has had homer problems against these guys before, so that's definitely not a great sign early on.
Red Sox 0, Yankees 0, Mid 1st -- The rain begins to fall almost right away, but the Yankees don't stay out in the field long enough to get too wet. Phil Hughes gets the Sox to go down in order, striking out Carl Crawford on four pitches and then getting some help from his defense as Curtis Granderson makes an over-the-shoulder catch in full stride to rob Dustin Pedroia of extra bases.