ONE LAST RUN FOR A RED SOX LEGEND -
FROM SEASON CHAMPS TO PLAYOFF CHUMPS
The Sox drop the hammer on the Yankees

September 16, 2016 ... A day after his walkoff homer, Hanley Ramirez hurt the Yankees again as the Sox piled up hits against a series of little-known pitchers. New York starter Luis Cessa, a 24-year-old rookie wearing No. 85, allowed three runs on six hits over five innings. The Red Sox scored two runs against him in the first inning despite twice running into outs at second base.

Dustin Pedroia led off with a blast off the wall in left but and was thrown out trying to go to second by Brett Gardner. Cessa hit Xander Bogaerts with a pitch then threw a wild pitch that put him on second. David Ortiz followed with a line drive to the gap in left to drive in a run. Ortiz tried for second and was thrown out by Jacoby Ellsbury.

Big Papi had a pair of hits, including a double that was the 1,187th extra-base hit of his career. That moved him out of a tie with Frank Robinson and into 11th on baseball's all-time list; Lou Gehrig is next with 1,190.

Mookie Betts extended the inning with a single and stole second. He was initially called out but the Sox challenged the decision and it was reversed. The challenge paid off when Ramirez singled in Betts.

Ramirez homered to center field in the fourth, the ball landing a few rows shy of the shot he hit on Thursday. Ramirez is hitting .286 with 26 homers and 102 RBIs. His career best 106 RBIs came in 2009.  Travis Shaw has a sacrifice fly and Sandy Leon an RBI double in the sixth inning. Jackie Bradley added a home run in the seventh. He has 25 on the year.

JACKIE BRADLEY JR

In his first start against the Yankees this season, Buchholz (7-10) went six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits.

With three lefthanded hitters coming up in the seventh inning, Farrell went to Robbie Ross Jr. He retired two of the three but Brad Ziegler was ready for a righthanded hitter and came in to strike out the dangerous Gary Sanchez with a runner on second. Koji Uehara took the eighth inning and recorded three outs on 10 pitches. When Fernando Abad allowed two runs in the ninth, Craig Kimbrel struck out two batters to end the game.

Thatís seven wins in the last 10 games for the Sox. With the Baltimore Orioles coming back to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, the Sox maintained a two-game lead in the American League East.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

 

 

4

9

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

2

0

0

1

0

2

2

0

x

 

 

7

12

0

 

 

W-Clay Buchholz (7-10)
S- Craig Kimbrel (26)
L-Luis Cessa (4-2)
Attendance - 37,927

2B-Shaw (Bost), Ortiz (Bost), Leon (Bost),
Bogaerts (Bost), Headley (NY), Sanchez (NY),
McCann (NY), Gardner (NY)

HR-Ramirez (Bost), Bradley (Bost), Butler (NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dustin Pedroia 2b 4 1 2 .330  

 

Xander Bogaerts ss 3 1 1 .295  

 

David Ortiz dh 3 1 2 .320  

 

Mookie Betts rf 4 2 2 .313  

 

Hanley Ramirez 1b 3 1 2 .286  

 

Travis Shaw 3b 3 0 1 .254  

 

Chris Young lf 4 0 0 .281  

 

Sandy Leon c 4 0 1 .345  

 

Jackie Bradley Jr cf 3 1 1 .272  

 

    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Clay Buchholz 6 7 2 2 2  

 

Robbie Ross 0.2 1 0 0 1  

 

Brad Ziegler 0.1 0 0 0 1  

 

Koji Uehara 4 0 0 0 1  

 

Fernando Abad 0.1 1 2 1 0  

 

Craig Kimbrel 0.2 0 0 0 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

2016 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

83

64

-

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays

81 66 2

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

81 66 2

 

 

New York Yankees

77 70 6

 

 

Tampa Bay Rays

63 84 20