Even With Derek Jeter, Yankees Lose to Red Sox – Boston.com
BOSTON � Even Derek Jeter couldn�t prevent this Yankees loss.
The Red Sox sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning with eight scoring on their way to 10-4 thrashing of the Yankees at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon.
Back in the lineup after taking Friday off, Jeter went 1-for-2 with an infield single and a strikeout, batting second as the designated hitter before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.
Right-hander Joe Kelly earned the win. He went a career-high 7 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He improved to 4-2, 3-2 with the Sox, as his ERA rose from 4.00 to 4.20.
Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka took the loss, falling to 13-5 as his ERA rose from 2.47 to 2.77. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
The eight runs in the eighth are a new season-high for one inning. The Sox did all their damage with two outs.
In the first inning, Kelly struck out Jeter on three pitches, swinging at the last, a 99-mph fastball. In his second at-bat, Jeter beat out an infield chopper for a single.
MVP: Joe Kelly
Kelly went a career-high 7 1/3 innings. He kept the Yankees scoreless through the first six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and four in the eighth. He threw 97 pitches, 65 for strikes, a 67 percent strike rate.
He finished with a 4.12 ERA in 10 starts since making his Sox debut on Aug. …read more