Boston Red Sox Win Behind A Solid Outing From David Price
After losing game 1 of the double header to the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox needed to bounce back. And bounce back they did.
For Boston, the Price was right the entire night,with David Price keeping them in the game.
David Price went 8 innings giving up 7 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, while striking out 8 Yankee batters. Prices pitch count was 107 with 75 strikes and 13 balls.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 17, 2017
John Farrell used closer Craig Kimbrel to close out the ninth inning. Kimbrel closed out the game to secure his 24th save of the season and in turn gave Price his 5th win of the season with a 5-2 record.
Price and Kimbrel did what no other pitching staff has been able to do to the Yankees all season. And that is shut them out. Boston shutting out New York on Sunday was the first time the Yankee offense had failed to record a run.
Offensively the Boston Red Sox were better than the previous two games. Left-fielder Mookie Betts went 3-4 with a 2-run home-run in the 3rd inning off of Tanaka. As a whole the Boston Red Sox offense collected 8 hits in the game. Betts and Dustin Pedroia were the only Boston hitters to achieve a multi-hit game.
With the win, the Boston Red Sox are now 52-41 with the Yankees at 47-43. New York stays 3.5 games back of Boston for 1st in the AL East. Boston will now play the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4 game set at Fenway Park starting on Monday.