NY Yankees 6, Boston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 49541

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 88-70 45-36 43-34 L4
NY Yankees 97-61 52-28 45-33 W2

Recap


Jorge Posada hit a two-run homer and A.J. Burnett came through with one of his best starts of the second half as the New York Yankees put a dent in Boston's playoff hopes with a 6-2 win over the visiting Red Sox on Sunday in the opener of a doubleheader. Boston took the nightcap, 7-4, in 14 innings to make its lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild-card race stand at one game at day's end.

The game one loss, combined with Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over Toronto, left the Red Sox just a half-game ahead of the Rays at the time.

Posada's blast to right field in the third inning off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield gave the Yankees a 4-0 lead after they opened the game in bizarre fashion, scoring twice in the first inning on two bunt singles, two stolen bases, a walk and two passed balls.

Burnett (11-11) took care of things from there, limiting Boston to a pair of Jacoby Ellsbury solo home runs over 7 2/3 sensational innings. The Yankees righthander came into the day 2-4 with a 7.43 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star break.

Wakefield (7-8) was charged with five runs - three earned - on five hits with five walks. The 45-year-old now has 18 career losses to the Yankees, the most against any opponent.

Ellsbury's two round-trippers made him the first player in franchise history to have 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in the same season. The two RBIs also gave him a career-best 100 on the year.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Tim Wakefield Player A.J. Burnett
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.2
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 5
6.75 ERA 2.35
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Jacoby Ellsbury Player Derek Jeter
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
2 HR 0
9 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 2 13 .200 9 9 2 2 0 2
NY Yankees 8 1 12 .276 16 8 4 7 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .619 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 .493 after a loss.
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