Yankees beat Red Sox 5-2BOSTON - The New York Yankees inched within half a game of Boston in the American League East division standings with a 5-2 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
New York starter C.C. Sabathia finally got a win over Boston at his fifth attempt this season, striking out 10 in six innings as the Yankees marginally improved a poor record this season against the Red Sox, who have won 10 of 13 clashes between the arch rivals.
Sabathia (18-7) threw a season-high 128 pitches, allowing two runs.
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is likely to miss the entire series against the Boston Red Sox this week because of a sprained left thumb.
“It hurts just sitting on the sidelines, just watching. It’s one of my favorite places to play,” Rodriguez told the team’s Web site (newyork.yankees.mlb.com).
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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