NYY 10, Boston 8

July 6, 2012 – 11:20 pm

What a text book this game made for how not to pitch with a lead. The Yankees give Hiroki Kuroda a 5 run lead before he even takes the mound, and he manages to give that lead back in just one third of an inning! The Yankees re-take the lead by one in the second, but Kuroda gives that lead right back before he even retires a batter in the bottom of the second! And then when the Yankees finally go ahead 10-7 in the top of the seventh, it takes Boone Logan all of a third of an inning to put the tying run on base.

But actually, this is the way you want things to work. When out of the clear blue, the rock-solid pitching turns to total crap, the offense steps up with their first double-digit output in two months. I have to believe that Kuroda’s stinker was a fluke, and in spite of it, the Yankees put up a W. You gotta like that.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 14 1 10 4
Red Sox 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 14 0 8 2
WP: B. Logan (4-0)   LP: A. Miller (2-1)   S: R. Soriano (20)
HR: NYY – None, BOS– C. Ross, J. Saltalamacchia
LOB: NYY 6, BOS 9   RISP: NYY 4-for-10, BOS 4-for-13

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