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Ransom flexes
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Yankees 19, Red Sox 8
Both of Cody Ransom's homers on Friday were solo shots. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Before Cody Ransom went deep twice, Johnny Damon homered to give the Yankees a lead they would keep to help push his former team out of the race for the American League East title. Phil Coke allowed the first run of his young career in a game that withstood a pair of rain delays.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 09/26: NYY 19, BOS 8
  • Sat. 09/27: PPD
  • Sun. 09/28, Gm 1: NYY 6, BOS 2
  • Sun. 09/28, Gm 2: BOS 4, NYY 3
NYY
NY Yankees (88-72)
Won 1
NY Yankees 19, Boston 8   BOS
Boston (94-66)
Lost 1
September 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 3 3 5 1 0 3 1 2   19 20 0
Boston
3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3   8 13 1
Standings thru 9/26/08  |  Recap: NYY | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .305
  b-Cabrera, Me, PH-LF-RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .244
Jeter, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
  Ransom, SS 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 .297
Abreu, RF 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 .297
  Robertson, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Britton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .300
  a-Betemit, PH-3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 .266
Giambi, 1B 3 2 0 1 1 2 3 .249
  Miranda, 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .429
Nady, DH-LF 5 4 3 0 1 0 2 .305
Cano, 2B 5 1 3 5 0 0 1 .267
Moeller, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .231
Gardner, CF 6 0 2 4 0 0 2 .229
Totals 44 19 20 18 5 5 17  

a-Doubled for Rodriguez, A in the 5th. b-Flied out for Damon in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Moeller (6, Pauley), Cano 2 (34, Aardsma, Smith, C), Betemit 2 (13, Timlin, Smith, C), Ransom (3, Hansack), Nady (37, Hansack).
HR: Damon (17, 2nd inning off Pauley, 1 on, 2 out), Ransom 2 (4, 4th inning off Aardsma, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Timlin, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano 5; Miranda; Damon 4; Moeller 3; Gardner 2; Betemit 4; Rodriguez, A; Ransom 10; Abreu; Nady 4; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, A (102), Gardner 4 (16), Damon 2 (71), Cano 5 (71), Ransom 2 (8), Moeller (9), Betemit (25), Giambi (96), Abreu (100).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, A; Damon 2; Gardner 3; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon 2; Nady; Moeller; Betemit.
SF: Cano; Moeller; Abreu.
GIDP: Moeller.
Team RISP: 9-for-20.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (21, 2nd base off Pauley/Cash).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cano-Giambi 2).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 2 4 1 0 0 2 .280
Lowrie, SS 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 .259
Lowell, DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
  a-Carter, C, PH-DH 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 .462
Youkilis, 3B 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 .315
  Kottaras, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .200
Kotsay, RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .276
  Van Every, J, RF 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 .250
Bay, LF 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 .287
  Bailey, LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .283
Casey, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 .323
Cash, C-3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .232
Velazquez, G, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Totals 37 8 13 8 6 7 16  

a-Flied out for Lowell in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Kottaras (1, Coke), Ellsbury (22, Britton), Lowrie (25, Britton).
3B: Van Every, J (1, Britton).
HR: Ellsbury (9, 1st inning off Aceves, A, 0 on, 0 out), Youkilis (29, 1st inning off Aceves, A, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cash; Ellsbury 8; Lowrie 2; Velazquez, G; Carter, C; Kottaras 2; Youkilis 4; Van Every, J 3; Kotsay; Bailey.
RBI: Ellsbury (46), Youkilis 2 (115), Velazquez, G (1), Van Every, J 3 (4), Lowrie (46).
2-out RBI: Van Every, J 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowrie; Bay; Cash; Casey.
GIDP: Casey, Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (50, 2nd base off Aceves, A/Moeller).

FIELDING
E: Casey (3, fielding).
DP: (Lowrie-Velazquez, G-Casey).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aceves, A 4.0 5 4 4 4 1 2 2.40
Coke 2.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0.66
Robertson, D (W, 4-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.52
Britton 1.0 3 3 3 2 1 0 5.09
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pauley (L, 0-1) 2.2 6 7 6 1 2 1 11.68
Aardsma 0.2 3 5 5 2 0 1 5.29
Timlin 1.2 3 1 1 0 3 1 5.77
Smith, C 1.2 3 3 3 2 0 0 7.85
Hansack 2.1 5 3 3 0 0 0 4.76

Game Scores: Aceves, A 33, Pauley 21.
WP: Aceves, A, Timlin.
HBP: Moeller (by Aardsma), Giambi (by Aardsma).
Pitches-strikes: Aceves, A 77-42, Coke 32-22, Robertson, D 22-15, Britton 37-22, Pauley 67-41, Aardsma 30-14, Timlin 28-18, Smith, C 46-25, Hansack 42-30.
Groundouts-flyouts: Aceves, A 5-3, Coke 2-1, Robertson, D 2-1, Britton 1-1, Pauley 3-3, Aardsma 1-1, Timlin 1-1, Smith, C 1-3, Hansack 3-2.
Batters faced: Aceves, A 19, Coke 9, Robertson, D 7, Britton 8, Pauley 16, Aardsma 9, Timlin 8, Smith, C 10, Hansack 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Aardsma 2-2, Timlin 2-2, Hansack 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 64 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:38 (2:09 delay).
Att: 37,301.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 26, 2008
September 26, 2008

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