An old fashioned pitchers duel broke out at the Cell on Monday evening between a former ace in Jake Peavy, and a current ace in CC Sabathia. Unfortunately for the Sox (52-55), the current ace was better as the Yankees (65-42) took game one of the series 3-2.
The first inning was the key inning for the Yankees. An RBI double by Curtis Granderson and an RBI single by Robinson Cano gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead. The Yankees would add one more in the third on a groundout to go up 3-0. Alexei Ramirez closed the gap to 3-2 in the fourth when Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer. That would be all of the scoring though and the Sox would go on to lose their third game in a row.
CC Sabathia continued his dominance against the Chicago White Sox Monday. Sabathia went eight innings and allowed two runs on ten hits to go along with six strikeouts. The big lefty is now 16-5 on the season. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 28th save of the season.
Jake Peavy started off poorly but really settled down to give the Sox a quality start. Peavy went seven innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. The Sox righty fell to 4-5 on the season.
The Sox will look to even the series when the two teams meet again on Tuesday evening.