Red Sox Win Game 2 5-3 [VIDEO]
Eduardo Rodriguez tossed 6.2 innings of two-run ball, Hanley Ramirez hit his 19th home run of the season, and the Red Sox beat the first-place Yankees, 5-3. It broke the Yankees 5 game winning streak over the Red Sox.
E-Rod struck out a pair to earn his fifth win, surrendering just five hits and one walk to get his side back within 5.5 games of the AL East lead.
Ramirez scorched a two-run shot into Boston's bullpen in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and finished the game 2-for-4. Mookie Betts added a pair of hits, including an RBI triple which proved the game-winning run, while David Ortiz and Alejandro De Aza also recorded multi-hit performances.
Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored at the top of New York's lineup and Alex Rodriguez hit a first-inning home run for the second straight night.
Koji Uehara locked down his 22nd save with two strikeouts in the ninth.
Manager John Farrell on the game
With the win Boston evened the series at one game a piece, with the rubber game Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m and first pitch at 12:50 on AM 1370 WDEA. A win would pull the Red Sox 4 1/2 games out of first place heading into the All Star Break. Wade Miley takes the mound for the Red Sox.
Prior to the game, the Red Sox placed ace pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15 day disabled list with a strained right flexor. The good news is that the MRI revealed no ligament damage. Replacing Buchholz on the active roster was left-hander Brian Johnson. The earliest Buchholz will be able to return is July 26th, but it's expected he'll be out longer than that.