Red Sox defeat Yankees 3-0, in rain-shortened contest

After Sunday night’s game was delayed 45-minutes at the start (despite never actually raining) and then two more rain delays during the game, the game was eventually called in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Red Sox defeating the Yankees 3-0 at Yankee Stadium.

The Red Sox scored a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings to account for the three runs. Jose Igelsias and David Ortiz (two hits) each hit solo home runs in the win, while Mike Napoli (RBI) had two hits to pace the offense. The Sox had eight hits in the six innings.

Starter Clay Buchholz went five innings allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four. He was very sharp in earning his eighth win of the season. Play was originally stopped in the top of the sixth and after about an hour delay play was resumed, but then after only four pitches another downpour came in the bottom of the sixth, which would be it for the night with a flash flood warning in the area.

The Sox are off on Monday before hosting the Texas Rangers for a three-game series at Fenway Park beginning Tuesday night (7:10, NESN). Ryan Dempster will get the start for the Red Sox and Justin Grimm for the Rangers.

What they’ll be saying: On the field for what was actually played, the Sox played quite well including Buchholz dropping his ERA to 1.62 this season and then Ortiz’ and Iglesias’ home runs.  With Igelsias’ play of late, it makes it very difficult for the team to justify sending him back to Pawtucket when Will Middlebrooks returns this week. This likely means Pedro Ciriaco will be released since he is out of options, and Igelsias will take over in the utility infielder role … Someone really dropped the ball at Yankee Stadium as first off, the game should have started on time as it never actually rained in the 45-minute delay and then you never see a game resume after a rain delay only to be stopped again less than ten minutes later.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Kevin Smith makes peace with the Internet

I was thinking about Ain't It Cool News and Harry Knowles last night, wondering if anyone from Ain't It Cool had reviewed my new movie…

Movies

Art imitates life in 'Swim Little Fish Swim'

There's a certain comfort to be taken in finding that young artists are still moving to New York and trying to make it — and…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

NFL

Oday Aboushi ready for increased role, and to…

Oday Aboushi might feel comfortable enough to engage in some trash talk the next time he is on the field.

NFL

Giants vs. Texans: 3 things to watch

The Giants host the surprising Texans (2-0) in what may already be a must-win game for Big Blue.

NFL

Eric Decker misses practice again, could miss Monday

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker missed practice Thursday as he continues to rehab a hamstring injury suffered last Sunday.

MLB

Derek Jeter still focused on baseball as final…

Derek Jeter has effectively hid his emotions for 20 years in the Bronx.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…