Mariano Rivera managed to struck out Adrain Gonzales with the bases fully loaded for the last out and it was Russell Martin who got the hit a go ahead double during the seventh inning which pushed the Yankees past the Red sox in a 4-2 win on Thursday despite having 12 runners in the initial six innings. There was a lack of clutch hitting which had cost A.J Burnett a potential win as he kicked off September with a great performance after he had a bad August which was a 1-2 with an 11.91 ERA in the five starts. This one saw him giving up two runs and then five hits in the 5 1/3 innings. Basketball spreads
The Red Sox was led 2-1 by Dustin Pedroia’s two run homer after it was Alferdo Aceves who had escaped the bases were landed in the jam in the sixth inning. He just allowed for three runs during the seventh and then took his first ever loss in a relief after he had won 18 straight decisions from the bullpen .Rivera had loaded the bases around the ninth but he threw a called strike right past Gonzales in order to earn his 36th save in the 41 opportunities he got. Basketball lines
The Yankees have managed to move just with a half game win of the first place Red Sox in the AL East as they won the two of the three game series. New York was 4-11 against the Boston Red Sox for this season and it now leaves the teams one three game series which is yet to be played at the Yankees stadium and is scheduled for September 23-25. Basketball betting lines
Nick Swisher had kicked off the seventh inning by sticking out. Then Aceves had walked Andruw Jones and hit Jesus Montero who is a top prospect making his MLB debut with a pitch.
Later on Aceves had been replaced by Daniel Bard who had given up a double to the right center by Martin who was the first batter he had faced. The two runners managed to score and then Martin had gone into the third on the throw to the plate. Then the Pinch hitter i.e. Chavez had followed with a single RBI.