It really just doesn't get any better. The Red Sox continue to be a doormat to playoff teams as they lose their 4th straight in a 10-2 loss to the Yankees.
If ever there was an inning to summarize this team in September, look no further than the second inning of this game. An absolute brutal beatdown as Clay Buchholz gives up three home runs in the first five at bats, then a few walks, followed by a single to load the bases. A bases loaded sacrifice fly by Alex Rodriguez would make it 5-0. Robinson Cano, who started the inning off with a massive home run to center, gave the kill shot to Buchholz's night as he hit an RBI double to make it 7-0.
Buchholz would be replaced by everybody's favorite pitcher Alfredo Aceves, and all Aceves does is give up a meatball to Mark Teixiera to make it 9-0 before finishing the inning. The home run by Teixiera would be a historical one as Buchholz would be liable for Cano on base. That made him the first Red Sox pitcher in history to give up eight runs to the Yankees and fail to make it out of the second. It just keeps getting better!
The offense faired just as you would expect vs CC Sabathia: awful. Daniel Nava managed to hit a solo shot against the Yankee ace. But other than that, a Mauro Gomez single & a Jarrod Saltalamacchia sac fly would make for the second run the Sox could manage to scrape together. Che Husan Lin would get the other two hits for the Sox. Sabathia would go eight innings and would get his 15th win of the year and keep the Yankees in pace with the Orioles for the AL East crown. Meanwhile, the Sox have lost four straight and have basically clinched last place. Life can be cruel.