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Legends On Deck

Red Sox Defeat Yanks In First Of Two Games This Week

 

Steinbrenner field, Tampa

View from the Press Box at George M. Steinbrenner Field

The Boston Red Sox visited George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Wednesday and came away with a 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees.

Red Sox starter Joe Kelly picked up the victory pitching three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out four. Kelly threw 41 pitches, 28 for strikes.

Bronze George

George Steinbrenner statue.

Former Sox pitcher Chris Capuano was the Yankees starter but only lasted two batters, leaving with a grade two strain of his right quad muscle when he landed oddly after covering first base. He will be re-evaluated by team doctors.

Boston first baseman Travis Shaw, son of former Indians pitcher Jeff Shaw homered in the third inning on the first pitch thrown by ex-Sox lefty Andrew Miller.

Alex Rodriguez, playing third base for the Yankees hit his first home run of the spring off Brandon Workman leading off the bottom of the fourth.

Red Sox 1st baseman Luke Montz was 2 for 2 with a home run, and centerfielder Mookie Betts added three hits.

The Red Sox play again on the road Thursday versus the Pirates in Bradenton before returning for a big week ending two game home stand, at jetBlue Park, playing the Yankees Friday night at 7:05 and the Pirates on Saturday at 1:05 before returning to the road on Sunday with a contest against the Phillies in Clearwater.

Friday evening’s pitching matchup features Rick Porcello facing the Yankees Adam Warren.

Jane 13

Jane Simmons, Red Sox Season Ticket Manager anticipating a big crowd this weekend.

 

Brian Mullen

Brian is a Boston native and art school student who took a summer job with a baseball team and never left. He has been employed by the Boston Red Sox in one capacity or another since 1982. He also follows and blogs college basketball. Follow him on Twitter @BostonBrian2015