Jul 20, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

John Lackey Gives Up Four Earned Runs In Loss To Yankees

Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey gave up 4 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings work as the Boston Red Sox fell to the New York Yankees 5-2 today.

It was Lackey’s worst outing since early June. He didn’t walk a batter, tallied 7 strike outs but gave up 10 hits as he was handed his 7th loss of the season. Lackey’s next start will be against the Texas Rangers, where he hopes to get back on track.

Brent Gardner went 5-3 with 1 RBI, while Overbay and Nunez added 3 hits of their own. Robinson Cano went 1-4 with 2 strike outs but picked up 2 RBI’s in the win against the White Sox.

New York Yankees right handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda picked up the win, as he gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs and 4 strike outs with an ERA of 2.65 in 7 innings of work.

Eduardo Nunez who is starting for the injured Derek Jeter, had an RBI double and a stolen base in today’s win.

The next game for this series is tomorrow 8:05 eastern on ESPN as C.C. Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) will take the mound for the New York Yankees against Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox.

 

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