Red Sox Lose in 16 Innings to Yankees 4-1
The Boston Red Sox were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Sunday, July 16th, and they almost played the equivalent of a doubleheader on Saturday, as their game with the Yankees went 16 innings. The Red Sox squandered a fantastic pitching effort by Chris Sale as they eventually lost 4-1.
Chris Sale pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits, striking out 13 and walking just 2. He now has a major league leading 191 strikeouts, and he has struck out 10 plus in 13 games this season.
Craig Kimbrel blew his 3rd save of the season, and 1st ever at Fenway. He had been perfect in 30 chances at home. He pitched 1.1 inning, striking out 3, but gave up 1 hit, a game tying home to Matt Holiday in the top of the 9th inning.
Doug Fister took the loss for the Red Sox, He pitched 2.2 innings (14th-16th) allowing 4 hits and 3 runs, striking out 1 and walking 2.
The Red Sox played the game under protest after the 11th inning.
The Red Sox are likely to make one or more roster moves prior to the doubleheader on Sunday, as they used 7 relievers. Blaine Boyer left the game at the start of the 13th inning with elbow tightness.
Prior to the game the Red Sox had placed Joe Kelly on the disabled list with hamstring tightness and had recalled Brandon Workman. Workman pitched a scoreless 13th inning allowing no hits and striking out 1 and walking 1.
The Red Sox and Yankees will play a day/night doubleheader on Sunday July 16th. The 1st game's pregame will begin at 12:20 with the 1st pitch at 1:05 and then 2nd game's pregame begins at 7:20 PM and 1st pitch at 8:05. Both games will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA. Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch the 1st game and David Price the nightcap.