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Tanaka Outpitches Pomeranz in Yanks Win Over Sox

The Sox tied up the series with the Yankees with their win on Friday night.   The Sox had Drew Pomeranz on the mound vs. Masashiro Tanaka for the Yankees.  Pomeranz has been one of the best pitchers for the Sox this season, but he would be outpitched by Tanaka.  The Sox were tied 1-1 until the bottom of the 6th when Pomeranz would give up a 3 run homer to seal his and the team’s fate.

The Yankees struck first when Headley hit a solo home run off of Pomeranz in the bottom of the 2nd.    The Sox were able to tie it up in the top of the 6th when Nunez was able to score by way of a wild pitch.  Sox 1-1.  Pomeranz went back out for the 6th inning and he gave the lead right back to the Yankees when he gave up a single, a walk and then a 3 run homer to Holliday to have the Yankees up 4-1.  Workman came into the game with one out in the inning and was able to finish off the 6th without any more runs scoring.

Workman came back out for the 7th inning and he would give up the 5th and final run to the Yankees.   Workman gave up a lead off triple to Ellsbury and then an RBI single to Sanchez to score Ellsbury.  Sox 1-5.  Abad came out to finish off the 7th and was able to get the two outs he needed.  Austin Maddox pitched a scoreless 8th, but since the Sox offense only had one run in them, the Yankees cruised to victory and a 2-1 lead in the series.   The Sox still hold a 4.5 game in the AL East, but they are sure to be looking for a win on Sunday with Sale on the mound to keep the Yankees at bay.

Red Sox 1  Yankees 5  BOXSCORE

WP: Tanaka (11-10)  LP: Pomeranz (14-5)