BOSTON (AP) — Brett Gardner and Lyle Overbay each had three hits and drove in a run to back Hiroki Kuroda’s seven strong innings, carrying the New York Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the injury-riddled Yankees, who hope to be bolstered by the return of captain Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez soon.
Mike Carp had three hits and scored a run for the Red Sox. It was just Boston’s second loss in its last 11 games in Fenway Park.
In a matchup veteran right-handers, Kuroda and John Lackey both mostly relied on fastballs in the low 90s with hard sliders to go along with outstanding control. The pair combined for just one walk — by Kuroda — and threw a high percentage of strikes.