The Yankees were basically given one run tonight, but that wasn’t nearly enough to win their first game at Fenway Park this season. A 4-2 loss to the rival Red Sox knocked the Yankees to seven games out of first place, their largest deficit of the season. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront had a no-hitter going even after the Yankees scored their first run. Brett Gardner started the fourth inning with a walk and stole second despite Doubront’s pickoff throw. Gardner then stole third and scored on an error. But the Yankees managed just one more run on a pair of fifth-inning doubles. A prime scoring opportunity was squandered in the eighth when Vernon Wells and Luis Cruz left runners stranded at second and third. Starter Andy Pettitte settled in after allowing a pair of early home runs, but the Yankees offense couldn’t pick up the slack and Pettitte well to 7-7 on the year. Zoilo Almonte left the game with a sprained ankle and Gardner was ejected for slamming his helmet after a called third strike.
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