Ugly, that is the best way to describe how the Boston Red Sox played on Thursday night against the New York Yankees. Five errors, three wild pitches and a passed ball by the Red Sox allowed the Yankees to easily win the series finale 14-5. Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt each bungled a play for the Red Sox as the Yankees scored early and often.
The Yankees tagged starter Doubront for seven runs, but only three of them were earned because Red Sox fielders were busy booting the ball around. The Red Sox burned through three more relievers before handing the ball to Mike Carp for the ninth inning.
Yangervis Solarte led the Yankees offense with four runs batted in. C.C. Sabathia managed his way through six innings and wound up with eight strikeouts and the win.
It was the first time since 2001 that the Red Sox had committed five errors in a game. On that night Jason Varitek, Jose Offerman, Trot Nixon, Tomo Ohka and Brian Daubach were busy fumbling the ball.
On Friday the Red Sox will be in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays. Jake Peavy will take the hill for Boston while Toronto counters with Mark Buehrle, who is 4-0 on the season.