New York Yankees' CC Sabathia Sizzles In 3-0 Victory Over Boston Red Sox (Highlights)
Jul 16, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws the ball against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

A much needed tremendous outing by CC Sabathia and a big day at the plate for Sir Didi Gregorius spell a big 3-0 victory for the New York Yankees in Game 3.

  • New York Yankees 3 (47-42)
  • WP: CC Sabathia (8-3, 3.54 ERA)
  • Boston Red Sox 0 (51-41)
  • LP: Rick Porcello (4-12, 4.50 ERA)
  • S: Aroldis Chapman (9)
  • AL, Final, Box Score
  • Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

On a day when the Yankees and their bullpen desperately needed a quality start from their game three starter CC Sabathia, they absolutely got that and a whole lot more in their 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox this afternoon.

Sir Didi contributed with a clutch multi-hit performance, including a solo home run that put the finishing touches on a much-needed win. This W not only pulls New York back to within 2.5 games of first, but also marks the first time they have won consecutive games since Jun. 12.

A Knight’s Day to Remember

Just as in last night’s contest, Sir Didi Gregorius really came up aces for his Bombers this afternoon, as he and the Yankees jumped ahead in the top of the fourth.

Sir Didi smacked a one-out single, taking second when Clint Frazier reached via a fielding error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. After Austin Romine ripped a sharp single to left to load the bases, rookie lefty first baseman Gi-Man Choi drove a fly ball to the opposite field for a sac fly that plated Gregorius to give the Yankees a one run lead.

The very next batter Ronald Torreyes, laced a single into left, forcing Frazier to really turn on the jets if he wanted to score from second and make it a two run game.

Sir Didi got to the righty Porcello once again, this time in the top of the fifth for a line-drive solo shot just inside of Pesky’s Pole in right to extend New York’s lead to three. The blast was the shortstops 11th of the season, keeping him at a pace to best his career high-water mark of 20 long balls a season ago.

CC Stands for Captain Clutch

As referenced earlier, CC Sabathia gave the Yankees and their pitching staff exactly what they needed. The 6-foot-7 lefty was absolutely incredible this afternoon; tossing six shut out innings of two-hit ball, with five free passes and three strikeouts before being replaced by Tyler Clippard at the start of the seventh.

With Tyler Clippard, Chad Green and Aroldis Chapman combining to finish out the game without giving up a run, the Red Sox first place offense has now been held scoreless for 22 consecutive innings. With all the scrutiny the pitching staff has endured over the past month, we’re finally being reminded why this season had so much promise by shutting down one of the most dangerous lineups in all of baseball.

What’s Next?

In a matter of hours, these two teams will square off in the final game of this four-game series. Getting the ball for New York is Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47 ERA), who will be looking to lock down New York’s first series win since the Baltimore sweep at the beginning of June. David Price (4-2, 3.91ERA) takes the ball for Boston, hoping to reverse his career misfortune against the Bombers. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN.

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