A-Rod Hits 660 Sox Lose 3-2 [VIDEO]
It was a bad night for the Boston Red Sox on Friday, May 1st as not only did the Red Sox lose to the New York Yankees 3-2 but they also lost their starting catcher for a "substantial period of time" as Ryan Hanigan broke a knuckle on his right (throwing) hand and will likely need surgery. Top it off with the fact that Alex Rodriguez drove in the game winning run, as he pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning and drove a 3-0 count into the Monster seats, tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs.
Justin Masterson pitched well enough to win going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, both earned, walking 3 and striking out 2. Junichi Tazawa (0-1) took the loss, after allowing the A-Rod homer.
Allen Craig hit his 1st homer of the season for the Red Sox in the 4th inning.
The Boston Red Sox are expected to call up Blake Swihart from Triple A Pawtucket to take Hanigan's spot on the roster. Swihart has played 36 games at the Triple A level. Swihart has hit .338 with a .392 on-base percentage in 18 games for the PawSox this season. The Red Sox were hoping that Swihart could get more defensive experience in Pawtucket this season.
The Red Sox and Yankees play the middle game of the series Saturday afternoon with the pregame starting at 12:50 PM and first pitch at 1:35 on AM 1370 WDEA. The Red Sox will send Wade Miley (1-2 8.62 ERA) to the mound while the Yankees will counter with Nathan Eovaldi (1-0 4.15 ERA)