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@LAA
0
7
TOR
@BAL
10
1
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@BOS
6
2
NYY
@BOS
3
4
 
(10)
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@CHW
1
5
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@DET
8
7
 
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@MIN
0
6
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3
4
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@ARI
1
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1
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4
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3
8
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6
1
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@SFG
1
3
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@STL
4
11
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 2:35PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,091, Time of Game: 3:16
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Yankees
6
89-72
 Won 2 
3rd, 8 GB
at Red Sox
2
94-67
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Mike Mussina (20-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  3    6 10  1
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  5  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Gardner CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .228 .278 .301 .579 18 12 -0.078 0.75 0.013 -0.090 -0.8 3 0
Johnny Damon LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .303 .374 .461 .835 19 13 -0.044 0.63 0.020 -0.064 -0.2 1 1
Bobby Abreu RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .296 .371 .471 .843 25 13 0.045 0.61 0.063 -0.017 0.4 0 0 SB
   Melky Cabrera RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .244 .297 .337 .633 6 4 0.013 0.86 0.013 0.000 -0.0 0 0
Alex Rodriguez 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .302 .392 .573 .965 24 14 0.021 0.76 0.054 -0.033 0.8 0 1
Jason Giambi 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .247 .375 .506 .881 20 12 -0.109 1.06 0.000 -0.109 -1.4 7 0
   Juan Miranda 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .375 .500 .500 1.000 5 3 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.5 3 0
Xavier Nady DH 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .307 .359 .514 .872 16 12 0.286 0.77 0.302 -0.016 2.8 HR
Robinson Cano 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .270 .304 .410 .715 11 8 0.086 0.82 0.104 -0.018 0.8 3 8 2B,SB
Cody Ransom SS 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .325 .426 .700 1.126 16 8 0.051 0.89 0.098 -0.046 1.1 3 4
Jose Molina C 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .216 .263 .313 .576 9 6 -0.116 1.04 0.000 -0.116 -2.2 7 0 SF,GDP
Mike Mussina P 0 0
   Phil Coke P 0 0
   Joba Chamberlain P 0 0
   Brian Bruney P 0 0
   Damaso Marte P 0 0
   Mariano Rivera P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 5 10 41 .286 .366 .400 .766 169 105 0.150 0.77 0.667 -0.514 0.9 27 14
2B: R Cano (35, off D Matsuzaka).
HR: X Nady (25, off D Matsuzaka, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: J Molina (3, off J Papelbon).
TB: X Nady 5; R Cano 4; A Rodriguez 2; C Ransom 2; B Gardner.
GIDP: J Molina (9).
RBI: X Nady 3 (96); J Molina (18); A Rodriguez (103); M Cabrera (37).
2-out RBI: X Nady 3; A Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Cano-C Ransom-J Giambi 2.
E: C Ransom (3).
Outfield Assists: J Damon (D Pedroia at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Cano (2, 3rd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek); B Abreu (22, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .336 .394 .729 13 10 0.024 1.34 0.105 -0.081 0.1 1 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .326 .376 .493 .869 12 10 -0.112 1.40 0.042 -0.154 -0.6 2 4 GDP
David Ortiz DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .369 .507 .877 18 11 0.048 0.94 0.090 -0.042 0.6
   Jeff Bailey PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .389 .478 .867 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .312 .390 .569 .958 14 12 -0.107 1.26 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 1 2
J.D. Drew RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .280 .408 .519 .927 15 9 -0.111 1.03 0.026 -0.136 -1.1 2 0 GDP
   Jonathan Van Every RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .385 .615 4 2 -0.017 0.59 0.000 -0.017 -0.4 1 0
Jason Bay LF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .286 .373 .522 .895 19 9 -0.012 0.92 0.053 -0.066 -0.5 1 0
Mark Kotsay 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .276 .329 .403 .732 12 9 0.098 1.22 0.142 -0.044 0.7 7 1 2B
Jed Lowrie SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .256 .338 .399 .737 14 9 -0.124 1.47 0.000 -0.124 -1.0 1 3
Jason Varitek C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .220 .313 .359 .672 11 5 0.029 0.93 0.048 -0.019 0.2 7 0
   George Kottaras PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   David Ross C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .376 .360 .735 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Chris Carter PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .429 .467 .429 .895 3 3 -0.064 2.64 0.000 -0.064 -0.1
   Kevin Cash C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .316 .348 .664 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 1 0
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 3 7 33 .167 .242 .200 .442 135 89 -0.348 1.20 0.506 -0.854 -3.1 27 10
2B: M Kotsay (25, off J Chamberlain).
TB: D Pedroia 2; M Kotsay 2; D Ortiz; J Ellsbury.
GIDP: J Drew (11); D Pedroia (17).
RBI: C Carter (2); J Ellsbury (47).
2-out RBI: J Ellsbury.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Youkilis-D Pedroia-M Kotsay.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Mussina, W (20-9) 6 3 0 0 2 3 0 3.37 20 73 48 23 3 22 9 6 0 0 67 0.341 1.07 3.4
Phil Coke, H (5) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.61 3 13 9 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.063 0.80 0.6
Joba Chamberlain 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.60 2 10 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.195 1.64 -1.5
Brian Bruney, H (12) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.83 2 10 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.150 2.81 0.7
Damaso Marte 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.02 1 6 5 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.105 2.12 -0.9
Mariano Rivera, S (39) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.40 5 23 16 10 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.095 0.97 0.8
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 33 135 89 45 11 33 14 9 1 0 67 4 2 0.349 1.20 3.1
J Chamberlain faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
D Marte faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Daisuke Matsuzaka, L (18-3) 4 4 3 3 2 5 1 2.90 18 73 46 28 5 13 5 6 2 0 45 -0.103 1.04 -0.7
Javier Lopez 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.43 5 29 17 9 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.59 0.6
Manny Delcarmen 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.27 7 23 16 11 1 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.056 0.55 1.1
Hideki Okajima 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.61 3 11 8 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.6
Jonathan Papelbon 1 4 3 3 1 1 0 2.34 8 33 18 14 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 -0.155 0.65 -2.4
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 5 10 1 6.00 41 169 105 65 12 28 14 12 4 0 45 0 0 -0.151 0.77 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: J Lopez (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Phil Cuzzi, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 37,091.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 3mph out to Leftfield, Drizzle.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR NYY X. Nady D. Matsuzaka 28% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Abreu Scores; Rodriguez Scores
b8 0-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  BOS M. Kotsay J. Chamberlain -14% 70% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bay to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  OO BOS J. Drew M. Mussina 12% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 1-3 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R BOS J. Ellsbury D. Marte -11% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Kotsay Scores
b8 0-3 0 -23 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Bruney 9% 79% Strikeout Looking

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY B. Gardner D. Matsuzaka -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY J. Damon D. Matsuzaka -2% 46% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O NYY B. Abreu D. Matsuzaka -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Mussina 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Mussina 2% 49% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pedroia out at 2B/LF-2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz M. Mussina 1% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY A. Rodriguez D. Matsuzaka -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY J. Giambi D. Matsuzaka -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY X. Nady D. Matsuzaka -1% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS K. Youkilis M. Mussina 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew M. Mussina -3% 44% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay M. Mussina 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Kotsay M. Mussina 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY R. Cano D. Matsuzaka 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY C. Ransom D. Matsuzaka -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY J. Molina D. Matsuzaka -3% 48% Strikeout Swinging, Cano Steals 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O NYY B. Gardner D. Matsuzaka -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie M. Mussina 3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Mussina 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Mussina 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY J. Damon D. Matsuzaka -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  NYY B. Abreu D. Matsuzaka 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  NYY A. Rodriguez D. Matsuzaka 2% 52% Abreu Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  NYY A. Rodriguez D. Matsuzaka 2% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O NYY J. Giambi D. Matsuzaka -5% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR NYY X. Nady D. Matsuzaka 28% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Abreu Scores; Rodriguez Scores
t4 3-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  NYY R. Cano D. Matsuzaka 1% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  NYY C. Ransom D. Matsuzaka 1% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Cano to 2B
t4 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O NYY J. Molina D. Matsuzaka -3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Pedroia M. Mussina -4% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Ortiz M. Mussina -7% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pedroia to 2B
b4 0-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis M. Mussina 4% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Pedroia to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  OO BOS J. Drew M. Mussina 12% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Javier Lopez facing 1-2-3
Javier Lopez replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t5 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY B. Gardner J. Lopez -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY J. Damon J. Lopez -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY B. Abreu J. Lopez 1% 80% Walk
t5 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  NYY A. Rodriguez J. Lopez 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Abreu to 2B
t5 3-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  NYY A. Rodriguez J. Lopez 1% 82% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Abreu to 3B
t5 3-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O NYY J. Giambi J. Lopez -3% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay M. Mussina 3% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Kotsay M. Mussina 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b5 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie M. Mussina 1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 6-7-8
Manny Delcarmen replaces Javier Lopez pitching
t6 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  NYY X. Nady M. Delcarmen 2% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t6 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O NYY R. Cano M. Delcarmen -2% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t6 3-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Ransom M. Delcarmen 2% 87% Walk; Cano to 2B
t6 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO NYY J. Molina M. Delcarmen -5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Mike Mussina facing 9-1-2
b6 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek M. Mussina -5% 77% Walk
George Kottaras pinch runs for Jason Varitek (C) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Mussina 5% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 0-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO BOS D. Pedroia M. Mussina 6% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 1-2-3
David Ross replaces George Kottaras (PR) playing C batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY B. Gardner M. Delcarmen -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY J. Damon M. Delcarmen -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY B. Abreu M. Delcarmen -1% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Phil Coke facing 3-4-5
Phil Coke replaces Mike Mussina pitching
b7 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz P. Coke 3% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis P. Coke 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew P. Coke 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 4-5-6
Hideki Okajima replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
Jonathan Van Every replaces J.D. Drew playing RF batting 5th
t8 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY A. Rodriguez H. Okajima -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY J. Giambi H. Okajima -1% 90% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t8 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY X. Nady H. Okajima -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Joba Chamberlain facing 6-7-8
Joba Chamberlain replaces Phil Coke pitching
Juan Miranda replaces Jason Giambi playing 1B batting 5th
Melky Cabrera replaces Bobby Abreu playing RF batting 3rd
b8 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Bay J. Chamberlain -5% 85% Walk
b8 0-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  BOS M. Kotsay J. Chamberlain -14% 70% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bay to 3B
Brian Bruney replaces Joba Chamberlain pitching
b8 0-3 0 -23 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Bruney 9% 79% Strikeout Looking
Chris Carter pinch hits for David Ross (C) batting 9th
b8 0-3 1 -23 3,(0-2)  RO BOS C. Carter B. Bruney 6% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bay Scores; Kotsay to 3B
Damaso Marte replaces Brian Bruney pitching
b8 1-3 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R BOS J. Ellsbury D. Marte -11% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Kotsay Scores
Mariano Rivera replaces Damaso Marte pitching
b8 2-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Rivera 7% 82% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 7-8-9
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
Kevin Cash replaces Chris Carter (PH) playing C batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. Cano J. Papelbon 3% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY C. Ransom J. Papelbon 7% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Cano to 3B
t9 3-2 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  RO NYY J. Molina J. Papelbon -0% 92% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Cano Scores
t9 4-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  NYY B. Gardner J. Papelbon 1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ransom to 2B
t9 4-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  NYY J. Damon J. Papelbon 2% 95% Walk; Ransom to 3B; Gardner to 2B
t9 4-2 1 123 6,(2-2)  RO NYY M. Cabrera J. Papelbon 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ransom Scores; Gardner to 3B; Damon to 2B
t9 5-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  R NYY A. Rodriguez J. Papelbon 2% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gardner Scores; Damon to 3B
t9 6-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O NYY J. Miranda J. Papelbon -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Yankees' Mariano Rivera facing 3-4-5
b9 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Ortiz M. Rivera -2% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Jeff Bailey pinch runs for David Ortiz (DH) batting 3rd
b9 2-6 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis M. Rivera 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Bailey to 2B
b9 2-6 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Van Every M. Rivera 2% 99% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
b9 2-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Bay M. Rivera 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, Red Sox 2.

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