The Boston Red Sox were beaten by the New York Yankees on Sunday night, 3-2. Felix Doubront pitched very well for Boston, but the offense fell short. Ivan Nova countered Doubront step-for-step and New York wrapped up the weekend set with three wins in four games over their AL East rival.
Doubront tossed 6 2/3 quality innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out two batters. Carlos Beltran clubbed a two-run homer off Doubront in the third.
New York scored their third run in the fourth after an inning-ending double play was overturned upon video review. Francisco Cervelli hit into a 5-4-3 double play. Joe Girardi challenged the call on the field. Cervelli was awarded a fielder’s choice RBI. Brian McCann scored.
Boston manager John Farrell was thrown out of the game for arguing about the umpire’s decision to give New York a run instead of ending the inning like it was originally called.
Nova pitched 7 1/3 innings, holding the Red Sox to just two runs on eight hits. He tallied four strikeouts and improved to 2-1 on the year with the win.
Shawn Kelley slammed the door on Boston in the ninth. New York’s closer retired the side in order for his third save of the season.
Boston will get a much needed day off on Monday and more importantly a chance to regroup. They’ll open up a three game series with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Jake Peavy will oppose his former team in the opening game.