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Late rally falls short
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Yankees 6, Red Sox 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out five in four innings of work. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Daisuke Matsuzaka took the loss in his final start of the regular season, capping an 18-3 campaign with a four-inning tuneup. The Sox were held off the scoreboard until the eighth, when they plated a pair of runs on a Chris Carter groundout and Jacoby Ellsbury's single.
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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 (89-72)
Won 2
NY Yankees 6, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (94-67)
Lost 2
September 28, 2008
   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
Standings thru 9/28/08  |  Recap: NYY | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .228
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .303
Abreu, RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .296
  Cabrera, Me, RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .244
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .302
Giambi, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .247
  Miranda, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .375
Nady, DH 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .307
Cano, 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .271
Ransom, SS 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 .325
Molina, J, C 3 0 0 1 0 1 5 .216
Totals 35 6 10 6 5 10 16  

BATTING
2B: Cano (35, Matsuzaka).
HR: Nady (25, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 4; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al 2; Ransom 2; Nady 5.
RBI: Nady 3 (96), Molina, J (18), Cabrera, Me (37), Rodriguez, Al (103).
2-out RBI: Nady 3; Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gardner, B; Molina, J; Giambi; Miranda.
SF: Molina, J.
GIDP: Molina, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cano (2, 3rd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Abreu (22, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Ransom (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Damon (Pedroia at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Cano-Ransom-Giambi 2).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .280
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .326
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .264
  2-Bailey, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .312
Drew, J, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .280
  Van Every, J, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Bay, LF 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .286
Kotsay, 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .276
Lowrie, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .256
Varitek, C 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .220
  1-Kottaras, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Ross, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
  a-Carter, C, PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .429
  Cash, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Totals 30 2 5 2 3 7 15  

a-Grounded out for Ross, D in the 8th.
1-Ran for Varitek in the 6th. 2-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (25, Chamberlain).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Pedroia 2; Kotsay 2.
RBI: Carter, C (2), Ellsbury (47).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay.
GIDP: Drew, J, Pedroia.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Youkilis-Pedroia-Kotsay).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (W, 20-9) 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 3.37
Coke (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.61
Chamberlain 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.60
Bruney (H, 12) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.83
Marte 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.02
Rivera (S, 39) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.40
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (L, 18-3) 4.0 4 3 3 2 5 1 2.90
Lopez, Jav 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.43
Delcarmen 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.27
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.61
Papelbon 1.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 2.34

Chamberlain pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Mussina , Matsuzaka .
WP: Lopez, Jav.
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 73-48, Coke 13-9, Chamberlain 10-4, Bruney 10-7, Marte 6-5, Rivera 23-16, Matsuzaka 73-46, Lopez, Jav 29-17, Delcarmen 23-16, Okajima 11-8, Papelbon 33-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mussina 7-4, Coke 1-0, Chamberlain 0-0, Bruney 1-0, Marte 0-0, Rivera 3-0, Matsuzaka 4-2, Lopez, Jav 1-0, Delcarmen 3-2, Okajima 0-0, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Mussina 20, Coke 3, Chamberlain 2, Bruney 2, Marte 1, Rivera 5, Matsuzaka 18, Lopez, Jav 5, Delcarmen 7, Okajima 3, Papelbon 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Bruney 2-1, Marte 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 67 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:16 (1:00 delay).
Att: 37,091.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 28, 2008
September 28, 2008

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