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American League Game Summary - New York at Boston



(Saturday, August 17th)

Final Score: Boston 6, New York 1

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz led a 14-hit Boston outburst as the Red Sox got back on track with a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Ortiz belted a solo homer while collecting a pair of hits and scoring twice. John Lackey contributed 6 2/3 effective innings on the mound to help the Red Sox halt a three-game skid that included a 10-3 defeat to their AL East rivals in Friday's series opener.

Lackey (8-10) held New York's recently potent offense to a run on six hits to pick up his first win since July 12. The right-hander had gone 0-4 with a 4.96 ERA over his last five starts.

He received plenty of help from a lineup that rocked New York ace Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) for five runs -- three earned -- and a season-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"The guys did great swinging the bats against a guy that's having a great year," Lackey remarked.

Alfonso Soriano continued his hot hitting for the Yankees, who had won five of six coming in, with a pair of singles in four at-bats. Lyle Overbay finished 3-for-4 and scored New York's lone run in the loss.

Kuroda was able to keep the Red Sox off the scoreboard over the first three innings, but Boston took advantage of a New York defensive mishap to move in front with a three-run bottom of the fourth.

Ortiz began the uprising with a leadoff double that one-hopped into the right- field stands and Mike Carp followed with a single before Kuroda struck out Daniel Nava looking. Stephen Drew then hit a ground ball to first that Overbay snared but threw high to second, pulling shortstop Eduardo Nunez off the bag as Carp slid in safely and Ortiz scored on the error.

Will Middlebrooks and Ellsbury later came through with consecutive two-out RBI singles that extended Boston's lead to 3-0.

"I just didn't finish the throw," said Overbay of the miscue. "It's frustrating, because I feel like if I get a good grip on the ball, I can throw the ball. I just didn't finish the throw. It ended up costing us.

"It's an easy double play, should've been."

Lackey, who recorded 15 ground-ball outs during his stint, escaped out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the Yankees' half of the second, aided by a fine over-the-shoulder catch from Drew that doubled Soriano off second earlier in the frame, but was touched for a run in the fifth when Overbay singled, took third on Chris Stewart's ground-rule double and came home on an Ichiro Suzuki groundout.

"He set the tone for us, in particular in the fifth inning," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Lackey. "After we scored the three runs, he's in the second-and-third situation with no outs and really minimized the damage."

The Red Sox hit Kuroda hard again in the sixth, however, to take a five-run advantage. Nava led off with a double and crossed the plate on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's one-out single for a 4-1 spread, and Ellsbury doubled two batters later to bring in another run and end the Yankee hurler's afternoon.

Ortiz made it a 6-1 game an inning afterward by hammering an Adam Warren pitch that landed near the batter's eye behind straightaway center field.

Game Notes

Middlebrooks went 2-for-3 and is now batting .435 (10-for-23) over a seven- game hitting since since being called back up to the majors on Aug. 10 ... Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was scratched from the lineup due to a sore left foot ... Nava has now reached base safely in a career-high 29 straight starts dating back to June 22 ... New York's Robinson Cano had an 11-game hit streak snapped after ending 0-for-4 ... Kuroda had been 4-1 with an MLB-best 0.94 ERA over his previous seven starts ... Boston improved to 48-12 when scoring first this season.

08/17 23:01:57 ET

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Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
8th
WAS 2
CHC 0
 
7th
ARI 3
STL 2
 
2nd
SDP 1
ANA 0
 
2nd
ATL 0
LOS 0
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
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10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
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8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
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MIN
 
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STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
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CLE
SEA
 
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TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
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PHI
 
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BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
3rd
HOU 50
GSW 56
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
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GSW
 
3rd
ANA 2
CHI 4
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
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CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
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ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
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CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
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Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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