Despite a late comeback to tie the game and force extra innings, the Yankees failed to finish off the Boston Red Sox in the series finale on Sunday night. For the second consecutive night, it was Pedro Ciriaco who came through with the winning hit, an RBI single in the top of the tenth to give Boston a 3-2 win.
After a controversial call got Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine tossed earlier in the inning, Ciriaco drove in Jarrod Saltalamacchia with a single to right to break a 2-2 tie.
The Yankees couldn’t muster any runs off of Red Sox starter Felix Doubront through six innings, but Russell Martin took matters into his own hands from that point on. After leading off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run to right field, the Yankee catcher came through with a clutch RBI single in the eighth to tie the game.
Yankee starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched out of jams throughout the game to limit the Red Sox to just two runs. In total, Kuroda induced four double plays, displaying the ability to get groundballs in critical spots. He went eight innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four.
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