NY Yankees 3, Boston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(77-56)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 8 1
WP: M. Rivera (5-5)
LP: J. Masterson (4-4)
(71-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 5th: Boston
- J. Varitek singled to right, J. Lowrie scored, A. Cora to third
- J. Ellsbury grounded into fielder's choice, A. Cora scored, J. Varitek out at second
Bot 7th: NY Yankees
- J. Giambi homered to deep center, C. Ransom scored
Bot 9th: NY Yankees
- J. Giambi singled to center, B. Gardner scored, H. Matsui to third, I. Rodriguez to second
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury cf 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .262
D. Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .317
D. Ortiz dh 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .265
K. Youkilis 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .316
J. Bay lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
M. Kotsay rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250
J. Lowrie 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .295
A. Cora ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .269
J. Varitek c 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .225
 Totals 31 2 5 2 2 6 13  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (1, M Mussina).
RBI - J Varitek (37), J Ellsbury (39).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Kotsay 2, A Cora 2, J Ellsbury 1.
GIDP - J Bay.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - A Cora (1, 2nd base off M Mussina/J Molina).
CS - J Ellsbury (8, 2nd base by M Mussina/J Molina).
 NY Yankees
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Damon cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .311
D. Jeter ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .297
B. Abreu rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .296
A. Rodriguez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .307
X. Nady lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .316
    B. Gardner pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189
R. Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
H. Matsui dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .307
C. Ransom 1b 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .750
    I. Rodriguez c 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280
J. Molina c 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .228
    J. Giambi ph-1b 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 .251
 Totals 32 3 8 3 2 10 11  
 Batting
2B - C Ransom (1, J Lester).
HR - J Giambi (27, 7th inning off H Okajima 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - J Giambi 3 (81).
2-out RBI - J Giambi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - X Nady 2.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - B Gardner (6, 2nd base off J Masterson/J Varitek).
CS - D Jeter (4, 2nd base by J Lester/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
E - D Jeter (11, throw).
DP - 1 (R Cano-C Ransom).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Lester 6.2 5 1 1 0 8 0 3.41
H. Okajima (BS, 8) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.89
J. Masterson (L, 4-4) 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.30
J. Papelbon 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.71
 NY Yankees
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Mussina 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 3.41
B. Bruney 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
D. Marte 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.59
M. Rivera (W, 5-5) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.50
IBB - H Matsui (by J Masterson).
HBP - C Ransom (by J Lester); A Cora (by M Mussina); K Youkilis (by M Mussina); J Damon (by J Lester).
Pitches-strikes - J Lester 119-78; H Okajima 16-11; J Masterson 26-12; J Papelbon 3-3; M Mussina 113-73; B Bruney 2-1; D Marte 2-1; M Rivera 15-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Lester 3-8; H Okajima 0-2; J Masterson 0-1; J Papelbon 0-0; M Mussina 7-7; B Bruney 0-1; D Marte 1-0; M Rivera 2-2.
Batters faced - J Lester 26; H Okajima 4; J Masterson 5; J Papelbon 1; M Mussina 28; B Bruney 1; D Marte 1; M Rivera 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Cederstrom. 1B--Fieldin Culbreth. 2B--Jim Reynolds. 3B--Tim Timmons.
Time: 3:21.
Attendance: 55,092.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, right to left.

Updated on Thursday, Aug 28, 2008 5:21 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
J. Varitek Jason Varitek
1-3
1 RBI
 NY Yankees
J. Giambi Jason Giambi
2-2, 1 HR
3 RBI