Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Yankees to a two-game sweep of a rain-shortened series with the Red Sox. >> Box score
Chris Sale pitched eight solid innings for Boston in what was a pitchers' duel from the start, but Matt Holliday's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning was all the Yankees would need in a shutout victory. New York tacked on two more runs in the ninth when Starlin Castro and Holliday added RBI singles.
Tanaka struck out three batters and did not walk anyone.
Aaron Hicks, Ronald Torreyes, Holliday, and Castro all had two hits for the Yankees.
Chris Carelli, SNY.TV
This one came as advertised. Fortunately, the result favored the Yankees, who head back to New York with their first series victory on the road.
Tanaka matched Sale the entire way, doing everything he could to best the Red Sox. Tanaka's performance was brilliant tonight, effectively using all his pitches and was never threatened. The Yankees needed an ace to beat another and Tanaka provided the effort. After a terrible first outing, Tanaka has gotten progressively better in each start.
Once again, a Yankees' starter dominated an opponent. It might be time to start taking this rotation seriously.