NY Yankees 9, Boston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 49556

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 0
NY Yankees 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 88-69 45-36 43-33 L3
NY Yankees 96-61 51-28 45-33 W1

Recap

Derek Jeter's three-run homer capped a six-run second inning and the New York Yankees extended Boston's stunning collapse by beating up the Red Sox 9-1 on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Rookie catcher Jesus Montero had three hits with a homer and four RBIs and Freddy Garcia (12-8) tossed six scoreless innings to reduce New York's magic number to one for clinching home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs.

The loss - Boston's 17th in 22 games this month and first at Yankee Stadium this season - cut its wild-card lead to 1 1/2 games over the Tampa Bay Rays, who defeated Toronto on Saturday night. Boston's lead is 2 1/2 over the Los Angeles Angels.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox received another putrid performance from a starting pitcher. Ace Jon Lester (15-9) was ravaged for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings in losing his third straight start to fall to 8-3 lifetime against New York.

In the last 19 games, Boston starters have a collective 7.37 ERA. The Red Sox are 4-15 in that stretch.

Russell Martin had a two-run single in the second on a fly ball that was dropped by Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford. Jeter hit the next pitch into the seats in right-center for only his second homer since July 25.

With Friday’s series opener rained out, the teams will play a day-night doubleheader Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Jon Lester Player Freddy Garcia
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 6
27.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Jacoby Ellsbury Player Jesus Montero
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 0 10 .250 18 6 1 1 1 0
NY Yankees 9 2 16 .273 2 8 9 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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