NY Yankees 6, Boston 2
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(89-72)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 0
WP: M. Mussina (20-9) S: M. Rivera (39)
LP: D. Matsuzaka (18-3)
(94-67)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: NY Yankees
- X. Nady homered to deep right, A. Rodriguez and B. Abreu scored
Bot 8th: Boston
- C. Carter grounded out to second, J. Bay scored, M. Kotsay to third
- J. Ellsbury singled to left, M. Kotsay scored
Top 9th: NY Yankees
- J. Molina hit sacrifice fly to deep right, R. Cano scored
- M. Cabrera grounded out to third, C. Ransom scored, B. Gardner to third, J. Damon to second
- A. Rodriguez singled to second, B. Gardner scored, J. Damon to third
 NY Yankees
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Gardner cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .228
J. Damon lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .303
B. Abreu rf 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .296
    M. Cabrera rf 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .244
A. Rodriguez 3b 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .302
J. Giambi 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .247
    J. Miranda 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .375
X. Nady dh 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .272
R. Cano 2b 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .270
C. Ransom ss 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 .325
J. Molina c 3 0 0 1 0 1 6 .216
 Totals 35 6 10 6 5 10 15  
 Batting
2B - R Cano (35, D Matsuzaka).
HR - X Nady (12, 4th inning off D Matsuzaka 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - J Molina.
RBI - X Nady 3 (39), J Molina (18), M Cabrera (37), A Rodriguez (103).
2-out RBI - X Nady 3, A Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Giambi 1, J Molina 1, B Gardner 1, J Miranda 1.
GIDP - J Molina.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - R Cano (2, 3rd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek), B Abreu (22, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
E - C Ransom (3, ground ball).
Outfield assists - J Damon (D Pedroia at 2nd base).
DP - 2 (R Cano-C Ransom-J Giambi 2).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .280
D. Pedroia 2b 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .326
D. Ortiz dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .264
    J. Bailey pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
K. Youkilis 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .312
J.D. Drew rf 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .280
    J. Van Every rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
J. Bay lf 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .293
M. Kotsay 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .226
J. Lowrie ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .256
J. Varitek c 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .220
    G. Kottaras pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    D. Ross c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    C. Carter ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .429
    K. Cash c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
 Totals 30 2 5 2 3 7 12  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (8, J Chamberlain).
RBI - C Carter (2), J Ellsbury (47).
2-out RBI - J Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bay 1.
GIDP - J Drew, D Pedroia.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (K Youkilis-D Pedroia-M Kotsay).
 NY Yankees
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Mussina (W, 20-9) 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 3.37
P. Coke (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.61
J. Chamberlain 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.60
B. Bruney (H, 12) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.83
D. Marte 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
M. Rivera (S, 39) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.40
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (L, 18-3) 4.0 4 3 3 2 5 1 2.90
J. Lopez 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.43
M. Delcarmen 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.27
H. Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.61
J. Papelbon 1.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 2.34
WP - J Lopez.
Pitches-strikes - M Mussina 73-48; P Coke 13-9; J Chamberlain 10-4; B Bruney 10-7; D Marte 6-5; M Rivera 23-16; D Matsuzaka 73-46; J Lopez 29-17; M Delcarmen 23-16; H Okajima 11-8; J Papelbon 33-18.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Mussina 9-5; P Coke 1-0; J Chamberlain 0-0; B Bruney 1-0; D Marte 0-0; M Rivera 2-1; D Matsuzaka 4-3; J Lopez 1-0; M Delcarmen 4-2; H Okajima 0-1; J Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced - M Mussina 20; P Coke 3; J Chamberlain 2; B Bruney 2; D Marte 1; M Rivera 5; D Matsuzaka 18; J Lopez 5; M Delcarmen 7; H Okajima 3; J Papelbon 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Phil Cuzzi. 1B--James Hoye. 2B--Jerry Layne. 3B--Randy Marsh.
Time: 3:16. (Plus rain delay totaling 60 minutes in the 1st).
Weather: 67 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 3 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
THE START OF THE GAME IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO RAIN.
NEW YORK SECOND BASEMAN ROBINSON CANO EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE THIRD INNING.
BOSTON OUTFIELDER JACOBY ELLSBURY EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 18 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE EIGHTH INNING.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 28, 2008 6:07 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 NY Yankees
X. Nady Xavier Nady
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Boston
D. Pedroia Dustin Pedroia
2-4