Porcello Pitches a Gem, Red Sox Beat Yankees 4-1 [VIDEO]
Rick Porcello pitched a gem Friday night, August 3rd as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-1. Porcello only needed 86 pitches to win his 14th game of the year and retired the final 21 batters in a row.
Porcello struck out 9 and didn't walk a batter. The only hit he gave up was a homer to Miguel Andujar. He hit Brett Gardner to start the game.
The Yankees retaliated when Luis Severino threw at Mookie Betts head. That prompted the umpires to warn both benches and when Red Sox manager Alex Cora came out to argue he was ejected from the game. It was his first career ejection, either as a manager or player.
The Red Sox scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. After Andrew Benintendi reached base, Steve Pearce hit his 4th homer in the series, to make it 2-0. Ian Kinsler walked and stole 2nd and then scored on Eduardo Nunez bloop hit.
The Red Sox now lead the Yankees by 7.5 games. Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees on Saturday, with the pregame starting at 3:20 and 1st pitch at 4:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.