NY Yankees 8, Boston 7
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 8 12 2
Boston 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 13 2
WP: B. Bruney (3-1) S: M. Rivera (27)
LP: J. Papelbon (1-3)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Boston
- J. Ellsbury singled to center, K. Youkilis scored, B. Kielty to second
Bot 3rd: Boston
- J.D. Drew safe at first on first baseman J. Giambi's fielding error, M. Lowell scored, K. Youkilis to third
Top 4th: NY Yankees
- H. Matsui tripled to deep right, J. Posada scored
Bot 4th: Boston
- D. Pedroia singled to center, B. Kielty and J. Ellsbury scored, D. Pedroia to second advancing on throw
- M. Lowell singled to shortstop, D. Pedroia scored, D. Ortiz to second
Top 6th: NY Yankees
- J. Damon singled to second, J. Posada scored, H. Matsui to third, M. Cabrera to second
Bot 6th: Boston
- K. Youkilis singled to center, J. Lugo scored, D. Ortiz to second
- J.D. Drew singled to right, D. Ortiz scored, K. Youkilis to third
Top 8th: NY Yankees
- J. Giambi homered to deep right
- R. Cano homered to deep center
- D. Jeter singled to right, M. Cabrera scored, J. Damon to third
- B. Abreu doubled to deep center, J. Damon and D. Jeter scored, B. Abreu to third on shortstop J. Lugo's throwing error
- A. Rodriguez singled to center, B. Abreu scored
 NY Yankees
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Damon dh 6 1 4 1 0 1 1 .265
D. Jeter ss 6 1 1 1 0 2 5 .313
B. Abreu rf 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 .286
A. Rodriguez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .316
J. Posada c 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 .339
H. Matsui lf 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .290
J. Giambi 1b 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 .243
    D. Mientkiewicz 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
R. Cano 2b 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .298
M. Cabrera cf 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 .286
 Totals 39 8 12 8 7 11 24  
 Batting
2B - J Posada 2 (40, D Matsuzaka 2); J Damon 2 (23, E Gagne, H Okajima); B Abreu (34, J Papelbon).
3B - H Matsui (3, D Matsuzaka).
HR - J Giambi (14, 8th inning off H Okajima 0 on, 0 Out), R Cano (17, 8th inning off H Okajima 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - H Matsui (94), J Damon (58), J Giambi (35), R Cano (83), D Jeter (63), B Abreu 2 (96), A Rodriguez (141).
2-out RBI - J Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Jeter 3, J Giambi 1, H Matsui 2.
GIDP - M Cabrera.
Team LOB - 12.
 Fielding
E - D Jeter (17, throw); J Giambi (1, ground ball).
Outfield assists - M Cabrera (D Ortiz at Home).
PB - J Posada 2.
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Lugo ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .241
D. Pedroia 2b 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 .326
D. Ortiz dh 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .322
M. Lowell 3b 5 1 2 1 0 2 3 .326
    C. Crisp pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
    R. Clayton 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
K. Youkilis 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .289
J.D. Drew rf 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .264
J. Varitek c 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 .256
B. Kielty lf 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .247
J. Ellsbury cf 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .375
 Totals 41 7 13 6 4 10 25  
 Batting
2B - D Ortiz (45, A Pettitte); B Kielty (3, A Pettitte).
RBI - J Ellsbury (11), D Pedroia 2 (49), M Lowell (104), K Youkilis (81), J Drew (51).
2-out RBI - J Ellsbury, K Youkilis, J Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Kielty 2, J Varitek 1, M Lowell 1, J Drew 2, J Lugo 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - J Ellsbury (5, 2nd base off A Pettitte/J Posada), J Lugo (30, 3rd base off J Veras/J Posada).
CS - C Crisp (6, 2nd base by L Vizcaino/J Posada).
 
 Fielding
E - J Lugo (19, catch); D Pedroia (6, throw).
DP - 1 (J Lugo-D Pedroia-K Youkilis).
 NY Yankees
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Pettitte 4.0 9 5 4 2 5 0 3.89
J. Veras 1.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 6.00
S. Henn 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7.49
B. Bruney (W, 3-1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.72
L. Vizcaino (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.09
M. Rivera (S, 27) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.91
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka 5.2 4 2 2 5 7 0 4.41
M. Timlin (H, 8) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.22
J. Lopez 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.05
H. Okajima 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 2 2.28
J. Papelbon (L, 1-3; BS, 3) 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 1.82
E. Gagne 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.77
IBB - D Ortiz (by J Veras).
HBP - A Rodriguez (by D Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes - A Pettitte 101-58; J Veras 39-20; S Henn 10-5; B Bruney 17-9; L Vizcaino 10-7; M Rivera 13-10; D Matsuzaka 120-64; M Timlin 13-9; J Lopez 13-7; H Okajima 19-9; J Papelbon 18-13; E Gagne 15-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Pettitte 3-3; J Veras 2-2; S Henn 0-0; B Bruney 2-1; L Vizcaino 1-1; M Rivera 0-1; D Matsuzaka 6-5; M Timlin 0-0; J Lopez 0-1; H Okajima 0-1; J Papelbon 1-0; E Gagne 0-3.
Batters faced - A Pettitte 24; J Veras 8; S Henn 2; B Bruney 4; L Vizcaino 3; M Rivera 4; D Matsuzaka 27; M Timlin 2; J Lopez 3; H Okajima 5; J Papelbon 6; E Gagne 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jim Reynolds. 1B--Gary Cederstrom. 2B--Lance Barksdale. 3B--Tim Welke.
Time: 4:43.
Attendance: 36,590.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
BOSTON CENTER FIELDER JACOBY ELLSBURY SINGLED IN THE SECOND INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 12 GAMES.
THE HOME RUNS BY NEW YORK'S JASON GIAMBI AND ROBINSON CANO IN THE EIGHTH INNING WERE HIT BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 15, 2007 12:06 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 NY Yankees
J. Damon J. Damon
4-6
1 RBI
 Boston
J. Ellsbury J. Ellsbury
2-5
1 RBI