MIchael Pineda’s second start since coming off the DL turned into a sparkling one as the New York Yankees knockoff the Boston Red Sox.

  • New York Yankees 3 (73-58) – Boston Red Sox 1 (61-71)
  • Win: Michael Pineda (10-8)
  • Loss: Rick Porcello (6-12)
  • Save: Andrew Miller (29)

By Robby Sabo

Tonight was all about Michael Pineda.

His one run, four hit, seven strikeout performance over six innings of work in his second game back from the DL was just what the doctor ordered for the New York Yankees as they knocked off the Boston Red Sox by a count of 3-1 Tuesday night.

Pineda got the best of David Ortiz as well, who finished the night 0-for-4 with four strikeouts:

Offensively, the Yankees didn’t do much. Their five combined hits was anything but stellar. Luckily Stephen Drew came up in the fifth-inning to knock in a clutch pair of runs on a big time double.

Brett Gardner added a solo home run in the eighth-inning. The 3-1 lead was more than enough for the dynamic duo of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller to finish things out.

With the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians currently playing on in extra-innings, the AL East deficit will either remain at 1.5 or get cut to .5 by the end of the night.

The Yanks and Sox will play the rubber-game Wednesday afternoon at 4:05 PM ET.

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