Red Sox Open Series With Yankees With a Win

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 – The Boston Red Sox opened up their three-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee stadium tonight.Tim Wakefield>

Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox went up against Andy Pettite of the Yankees, and Wakefield won.

Wakefield had just come off the disabled list, and pitched 5 innings, giving up three runs. The first came off a home run by Johnny Damon, leading off the first inning. ‘

But the Red Sox tied the game in the second, on an RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury (his only hit of the night.)

The Yankees scored again in the bottom of the second and it looked like it was going to be a high scoring game, but Wakefield settled down and the Red Sox began to tee off on Pettite.

Kevin Youkilis, playing third base, continues with the hot bat and got an RBI in the 3rd inning, as did Jason Bay.

Johnny Damon did his part, homering again in the 5th, but Alex Rodriguez came up a couple of times with men on base and failed to deliver each time.

Although the Red Sox had a four-run lead, closer Jonathan Papelbon was sent in in the ninth to seal the deal. Since the Red Sox had had a day off yesterday, he needed the work, and will still be available if needed tomorrow.

Cathy gale
Sports Pundit member

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