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Beckett No Match for Sabathia, Sox Lose 8-4

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The Yankees out-homered the Red Sox Sunday night in an 8-4 loss, bumping Boston down to 7.5 games behind the first-place Yanks.

In a pitching match-up between CC Sabathia and Josh Beckett, Beckett was just unable to match Sabathia’s strong outing. Beckett gave up a career-high five home runs, including one by Derek Jeter on the first pitch of the game.

The Red Sox could not catch up to the Yankees offensively, despite scoring four runs and capitalizing on the errors made by Robinson Cano. Sabathia held the Sox to eight hits and had eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

Sox Stud of the Game: No one

There just wasn’t anyone who stood out.

Sox Dud of the Game: Josh Beckett

Beckett needed to be dazzling in order to help the Sox win the game, and giving up a career-high five home runs was not the way to do it, even though he pitched eight innings. He seemed to settle down later in the game but by then it was just too late.

That’s What He Said

“It was a pretty good butt whipping, to sum it up. Butt whipping for me.”
–  Josh Beckett on his pitching performance

Game Notes

W: C. C. Sabathia (15-7)
L: Josh Beckett (14-5)

  • The Red Sox are now 7.5 games back in the AL East
  • Robinson Cano made two errors in the game that allowed for Sox runs to score
  • Out of 15 meetings between the Yankees this season, the Sox have taken nine games, with the Yankees taking six

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