In a game which saw pretty much everything, including the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell, the Red Sox fell to the Yankees 3-2 Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees took three-of-four from the Sox in the weekend series.
The visitors got on the board first, as the Sox scored a run in the second on an RBI single from Jackie Bradley Jr. The Yankees responded in the third on a Carlos Beltran two-run homer. Then in the fourth, the Red Sox almost had an inning ending double play, but after a review it was ruled Francisco Cervelli beat the throw at first, which allowed Brian McCann to score the third Yankees run. Farrell argued the reversal of the call and was ejected from the game.
Mike Napoli crushed a solo home run in the sixth to cut the deficit to 3-2, but despite a number of chances late in the game the Red Sox could not get the elusive tying run. The biggest came in the eighth when David Ortiz was robbed of a homer by Ichiro Suzuki and then after loading the bases later in the inning Mike Carp struck out to end the threat.
Felix Doubront started for the Red Sox and although he was hit hard, he didn't pitch all that badly. Despite taking the loss, the left-hander went 6 2/3 innings allowing three runs on seven hits, while striking out two. Chris Capuano pitched the remaining 1 1/3 innings of one-hit ball.
Ivan Nova picked up the win for the Yankees going 7 1/3 innings allowing two runs on eight hits.
The Red Sox will be off Monday before a three-game set in Chicago against the White Sox.
What they'll be saying: The big news for the Sox came off the field as Dustin Pedroia was a late scratch from the lineup with a sore left wrist and then Farrell said prior to the game he would be sent back to Boston on Monday for an exam. Closer Koji Uehara will also join him dealing with a sore right shoulder, but the right-hander threw long toss Sunday and reportedly went well and the trip is for a precaution. The hope is he will rejoin the team in Chicago on Tuesday ... Overall, it was a frustrating weekend for the team, shown by Farrell being very animated prior to his ejection. He was not too fond with the review system as they admittedly missed a call going against the Red Sox on Saturday due to not having enough video replay angles available.