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Rally doused
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Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
Dustin Pedroia is tagged out trying to stretch a single into a double. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
After Mike Lowell hit an RBI single in the ninth, the Sox loaded the bases against Yanks closer Mariano Rivera, but the future Hall of Famer wiggled out of the jam by recording three straight outs to snuff out Boston's rally.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (52-38)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 2, Boston 1   NYY
NY Yankees (46-42)
Won 1
July 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 0
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 7/5/08  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4010010.271
Pedroia, 2B4020000.313
Drew, RF3120111.304
Ramirez, DH1000011.279
  1-Moss, PR-DH0000000.277
Lowell, 3B4011014.302
Youkilis, 1B3000001.308
Crisp, CF4000024.267
Varitek, C4000023.219
Cora, SS2000000.263
  a-Casey, PH1000000.355
  Lugo, SS1000013.262
Totals311611917 

a-Flied out for Cora in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ramirez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Drew (16, Mussina).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 2; Drew 3; Lowell.
RBI: Lowell (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Lugo 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellsbury (7, 2nd base by Mussina/Molina).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gardner, LF3001001.063
Jeter, SS4010002.282
Abreu, RF3000110.275
Rodriguez, 3B2010100.320
Giambi, DH3100115.259
Betemit, 1B4110015.255
Cano, 2B3010001.249
Cabrera, CF4021001.249
Molina, C3000013.225
Totals292623418 

BATTING
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez; Betemit; Cano; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Cabrera (33), Gardner (2).
2-out RBI: Cabrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2; Betemit 2; Giambi; Jeter.
SF: Gardner.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez 2 (13, 2nd base off Masterson/Varitek, 3rd base off Masterson/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gardner (Pedroia at 2nd base).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Masterson (L, 4-3)6.06222203.67
Lopez 1.00001102.10
Timlin 1.00000106.75
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 11-6)6.04001503.64
Veras (H, 5)1.00000202.54
Farnsworth (H, 10)1.00000003.79
Rivera (S, 23)1.02110201.17

WP: Masterson, Mussina.
HBP: Rodriguez (by Masterson), Cano (by Masterson), Molina (by Masterson), Ramirez (by Mussina), Ramirez (by Mussina), Ramirez (by Rivera), Youkilis (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Masterson 100-58, Lopez 20-14, Timlin 9-6, Mussina 89-54, Veras 15-9, Farnsworth 15-11, Rivera 25-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Masterson 7-9, Lopez 1-1, Timlin 0-2, Mussina 5-6, Veras 0-1, Farnsworth 1-2, Rivera 0-1.
Batters faced: Masterson 29, Lopez 4, Timlin 3, Mussina 23, Veras 3, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 7.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 72 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 54,990.

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