The Yankees backed by a strong start from C.C Sabathia and strong game from the offense won the 2nd game of this series against the AL East rivals.
With the team in need of a win, C.C carried the team on his back last night, inducing weak contact from the Red Sox lineup all night. He pitched 8 strong innings with 5 strikeouts, no walks and only 5 hits allowed.
With Hicks moving to the 2 spot and Sanchez moving down the lineup, the top of the order had a rough night. They went 1 for 13 with 2 walks.
It’s the bottom of the order carried the load for the offense, with the bottom third of the order going 7 for 11 with 5 RBI.
Didi went deep in the 3rd, but the star of the offense was Chris Carter who went deep for the 2nd game in a row. He also had 2 other hits including a long single off the green monster in the 8th.
Jonathan Holder finished up what was a rare stress free game for the Yankees against the Sox, an 8-0 win. The teams will be going at it tonight in the rubber game.