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Offense goes batty
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Yankees 15, Red Sox 9
Alex Rodriguez returns to the dugout after going deep.  (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Alex Rodriguez blasted his 522nd home run in the Yankees' three-run first inning against the Red Sox, and then New York erupted with a trio of four-run innings to win its two-game series opener vs. Boston.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (9-7)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 15, Boston 9   NYY
NY Yankees (9-7)
Won 3
April 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0   9 14 1
NY Yankees
3 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 X   15 16 0
Standings thru 4/16/08  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF5000105.233
Pedroia, 2B5222104.318
Ortiz, DH5111013.121
Ramirez, LF4131110.323
Youkilis, 3B5110033.368
  Lowrie, 3B0000000.250
Drew, RF5232001.349
Varitek, C4110124.260
Casey, 1B3122202.321
Lugo, SS5011015.273
Totals4191496827 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (7, Wang), Varitek (4, Wang), Pedroia (5, Wang).
TB: Pedroia 3; Ortiz; Ramirez 4; Youkilis; Drew 3; Varitek 2; Casey 2; Lugo.
RBI: Ramirez (15), Lugo (2), Casey 2 (7), Ortiz (4), Drew 2 (10), Pedroia 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Pedroia 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Pedroia 2; Ellsbury; Ortiz; Casey.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Lugo (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Drew (Cabrera at 2nd base).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, CF4111112.295
Jeter, SS4222101.324
Abreu, RF5112022.288
Rodriguez, 3B4221010.313
Matsui, LF4220101.327
  1-Damon, PR-LF0100000.200
Posada, DH5223002.270
Giambi, 1B4222100.139
Cano, 2B5111003.177
Moeller, C4131101.400
Totals391516135412 


1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Moeller (1, Buchholz), Posada 2 (2, Tavarez, Timlin), Rodriguez (6, Timlin), Giambi (2, Timlin).
HR: Abreu (2, 1st inning off Buchholz, 1 on, 1 out), Rodriguez (4, 1st inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera; Jeter 2; Abreu 4; Rodriguez 6; Matsui 2; Posada 4; Giambi 3; Cano; Moeller 4.
RBI: Abreu 2 (9), Rodriguez (9), Moeller (1), Jeter 2 (6), Posada 3 (6), Cano (4), Cabrera (6), Giambi 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Moeller; Jeter 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Jeter; Moeller.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (2, 3rd base off Tavarez/Varitek).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz 3.28771226.75
Tavarez (L, 0-1)1.13432107.04
Aardsma 2.02000001.80
Timlin 1.034421027.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang 4.09883203.81
Ohlendorf 1.02112303.27
Hawkins (W, 1-0)2.01000207.00
Traber (H, 1)0.10000004.50
Bruney (S, 1)1.22001101.80

Wang pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.
Ohlendorf pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Tavarez.
IBB: Matsui (by Timlin).
HBP: Rodriguez (by Aardsma).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 85-53, Tavarez 34-17, Aardsma 25-14, Timlin 28-17, Wang 69-37, Ohlendorf 32-16, Hawkins 32-21, Traber 1-1, Bruney 35-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 4-5, Tavarez 3-0, Aardsma 1-4, Timlin 0-2, Wang 7-3, Ohlendorf 0-0, Hawkins 2-2, Traber 0-1, Bruney 1-3.
Batters faced: Buchholz 20, Tavarez 9, Aardsma 8, Timlin 8, Wang 24, Ohlendorf 7, Hawkins 7, Traber 1, Bruney 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Tavarez 2-1, Ohlendorf 2-2, Hawkins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 4:08.
Att: 54,667.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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