Red Sox Down Yankees 3-2 in 1st Meeting of 2023
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 3-2 in New York Friday night, June 9th. It was the 1st time the 2 teams had met in 2023! The Red Sox handed Gerrit Cole his 1st loss of the season, he's now 7-1.
Garrett Whitlock picked up the win for Boston, going 6.1 innings. He allowed 7 hits and 2 runs, striking out 6 and walking 1.
Nick Pivetta retired the final 2 outs in the 7th inning. Chris Martin pitched the 8th inning and Kenley Jansen picked up his 14th save of the year, despite allowing 2 hits in the 9th. He struck out 1.
Rafael Devers went 2-4, blasting his 14th homer of the season in the 6th inning, and a double.
Kike Hernandez hit his 6th homer of the season in the 7th inning.
Alex Verdugo, a day after being benched because of a "lack of hustle" was back in the leadoff spot and was 2-5 on the night.
Justin Turner was 2-4.
Adam Duvall, who was reinstated from the Injured List was 0-3.
Tristan Casas went 2-3, driving in a run.
For the Yankees, Josh Donaldson hit a home run, his 5th in the 6th inning.
The 2 teams meet again on Saturday night. Pregame starts at 6:35 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 7:35 p.m. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in Downeast Maine and 101.9 The Rock in Aroostook County.