It rained. It poured. But the Red Sox left Yankee Stadium Sunday night as winners, 3-0, in a rain-shortened, six-inning baseball game. Three separate rain delays prematurely ended the rubber match of the Sox-Yanks series, as thunder and lightning took over, and the Yankee Stadium field began to flood. Clay Buchholz pitched five innings of "complete game" baseball, giving up just two hits and one walk with four strikeouts. He made 71 pitches. The Red Sox offense came just in time in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings. Mike Napoli hit into a fielder's choice that scored Dustin Pedroia. Jose Iglesias and David Ortiz hit solo shots in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched 5.1 innings before the game's second rain delay, allowing three earned runs on eight hits. He struck out five. The Red Sox have Monday off before they host the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
Sox top Yanks, 3-0, in rainy 6-inning game
NBC Sports Boston | Jun 3