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Gut-wrenching loss
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Yankees 2, Red Sox 0
Victor Martinez reacts after striking out in the ninth inning. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Josh Beckett kept up his part of the deal by hurling seven scoreless innings, but the Red Sox's offense managed just four singles and fell 4 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East when Alex Rodriguez hit a walk-off two-run homer off Junichi Tazawa.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-46)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 2, Boston 0   NYY
NY Yankees (67-42)
Won 5
August 7, 2009
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Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 9 1
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 2 1 5 .303
Martinez, V, 1B 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 .287
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 1 0 2 2 2 .310
Ortiz, D, DH 6 0 1 0 0 1 4 .221
Drew, J, RF 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 .246
Varitek, C 6 0 0 0 0 3 2 .225
Reddick, LF 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .217
Green, N, SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235
  a-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280
  Woodward, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .232
Totals 46 0 4 0 8 14 18  

a-Struck out for Green, N in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Youkilis; Pedroia 2; Varitek.
GIDP: Martinez, V, Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (50, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Posada, 2nd base off Hughes, P/Posada).
CS: Pedroia (7, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Green, N-Martinez, V, Varitek-Green, N).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 7 1 1 0 0 1 5 .314
Damon, LF 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 .282
Teixeira, 1B 6 0 0 0 1 2 1 .284
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 7 1 2 2 0 2 1 .261
Matsui, DH 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 .264
Posada, C 5 0 2 0 1 3 3 .281
  1-Pena, R, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
  Molina, J, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Cano, 2B 6 0 2 0 0 1 4 .310
Swisher, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .246
  Hairston, J, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
  a-Hinske, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .260
Cabrera, Me, CF 5 0 0 0 1 2 7 .282
Totals 51 2 9 2 7 14 26  

a-Walked for Hairston, J in the 10th.
1-Ran for Posada in the 14th.

BATTING
2B: Cano (29, Beckett).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (20, 15th inning off Tazawa, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 3; Matsui 2; Jeter; Rodriguez, Al 5.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2 (62).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter 4; Posada 2; Cabrera, Me 2.
GIDP: Cabrera, Me.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, Al (8, 2nd base off Bard/Varitek).
CS: Matsui (1, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Posada (6, catcher interference).
DP: 2 (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira 2).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 3.12
Okajima 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.89
Bard 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.20
Ramirez, R 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.25
Papelbon 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.90
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.98
Saito 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.15
Tazawa (L, 0-1) 1.2 4 2 2 0 2 1 10.80
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 7.2 1 0 0 6 6 0 3.67
Hughes, P 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.58
Rivera 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.91
Aceves, A 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.38
Bruney 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.56
Coke (W, 3-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.70

Game Scores: Beckett , Burnett, AJ .
WP: Ramirez, R.
Balk: Bard.
IBB: Drew, J (by Bruney).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 115-71, Okajima 25-15, Bard 18-10, Ramirez, R 14-6, Papelbon 16-13, Delcarmen 22-10, Saito 22-11, Tazawa 35-24, Burnett, AJ 118-65, Hughes, P 5-3, Rivera 16-10, Aceves, A 37-27, Bruney 39-20, Coke 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 7-1, Okajima 1-2, Bard 0-0, Ramirez, R 1-1, Papelbon 1-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Saito 1-1, Tazawa 0-0, Burnett, AJ 8-4, Hughes, P 0-1, Rivera 0-0, Aceves, A 4-1, Bruney 2-1, Coke 1-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 25, Okajima 4, Bard 4, Ramirez, R 3, Papelbon 4, Delcarmen 5, Saito 4, Tazawa 9, Burnett, AJ 28, Hughes, P 1, Rivera 4, Aceves, A 11, Bruney 8, Coke 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 1-0, Hughes, P 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 5:33.
Att: 48,262.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009

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