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Yankees 4, Red Sox 2
Paul Byrd went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP)
Mike Lowell twice knocked in Jason Bay, but starter Paul Byrd gave up three earned runs, and the host Yankees added a run off reliever Daniel Bard for a series sweep and the AL East championship.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (91-64)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 4, Boston 2   NYY
NY Yankees (100-56)
Won 5
September 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 X   4 10 1
Standings thru 9/27/09  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .299
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
Bay, LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .267
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .303
Ortiz, D, DH 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .235
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .290
Drew, J, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .271
Varitek, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .209
  a-Martinez, V, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301
  1-Anderson, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
  b-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .272
Totals 34 2 8 1 3 6 14  

a-Reached on error for Varitek in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Gonzalez, Al in the 9th.
1-Ran for Martinez, V in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bay (28, Pettitte).
TB: Ellsbury; Lowell; Drew, J 2; Youkilis; Varitek; Bay 3.
RBI: Lowell (75).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J 3; Ellsbury 2.
GIDP: Gonzalez, Al, Lowell.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Ellsbury-Byrd-Pedroia).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .294
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .285
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 .280
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Cano, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .321
Cabrera, Me, LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .273
Molina, J, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Totals 31 4 10 4 1 1 7  

BATTING
2B: Swisher (34, Byrd).
HR: Cabrera, Me (13, 3rd inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out), Teixeira (38, 8th inning off Bard, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano; Teixeira 5; Matsui; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me 5.
RBI: Cabrera, Me (67), Matsui 2 (90), Teixeira (120).
2-out RBI: Matsui 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Cano.
SAC: Gardner, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (7, 2nd base by Byrd/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Cano (12, fielding).
DP: 2 (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd (L, 1-3) 5.2 7 3 3 0 1 1 5.81
Saito (BS, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.35
Ramirez, R 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.97
Bard 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.80
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 14-7) 6.0 7 2 2 3 4 0 4.11
Bruney (H, 14) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.17
Coke (H, 21) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.68
Rivera (S, 44) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.82

Game Scores: Byrd , Pettitte .
WP: Saito, Pettitte.
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 91-65, Saito 18-11, Ramirez, R 17-10, Bard 19-10, Pettitte 97-63, Bruney 21-14, Coke 5-3, Rivera 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Byrd 8-5, Saito 0-1, Ramirez, R 0-2, Bard 1-1, Pettitte 4-5, Bruney 2-1, Coke 0-0, Rivera 3-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 22, Saito 3, Ramirez, R 4, Bard 4, Pettitte 26, Bruney 5, Coke 1, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Saito 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 66 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:56 (1:03 delay).
Att: 47,576.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 27, 2009
September 27, 2009

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