Boston 7, NY Yankees 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:30 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 49072

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 7 15 1
NY Yankees 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 89-70 45-36 44-34 W1
NY Yankees 97-62 52-29 45-33 L1

Recap


Jacoby Ellsbury slammed a three-run homer in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday night.

Ellsbury's dramatic blast off Scott Proctor (0-2), his 31st of the season and third of the day, averted a doubleheader sweep and kept the Red Sox one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL wild-card chase with three games to play.

Franklin Morales (1-1) pitched two innings for the win and Felix Doubront earned his first save as Boston's bullpen turned in eight innings of one-hit ball to give the Red Sox just their sixth win in 24 games this month. The Red Sox, who lost the opener 6-2, outhit New York 15-6 in the nightcap.

Ellsbury, who hit a pair of homers in the opening game of Sunday's twin bill, became the first player in franchise history to reach 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season.

The Red Sox will open a three-game series Monday night at Baltimore, which took three of four in Boston last week.

The Yankees now head to Tampa Bay, which is looking to become the first team in major league history to earn a playoff berth after trailing by nine games in September.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
John Lackey Player Ivan Nova
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 8
4.50 ERA 5.68
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Jed Lowrie Player Jesus Montero
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 15 1 22 .288 21 9 7 2 0 1
NY Yankees 6 0 8 .133 20 12 3 8 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .612 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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