NY Yankees 4, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 41564

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1
NY Yankees 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 16 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 69-92 34-47 35-45 L7
NY Yankees 94-67 50-30 44-37 W3

Recap

Yankees 4, Red Sox 3 (12): Raul Ibanez tied it in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer and singled in the winning run in the 12th as host New York maintained its lead in the American League East.

Andrew Miller (3-2) issued back-to-back walks to Francisco Cervelli and Curtis Granderson with two outs in the 12th before Ibanez ripped an opposite-field single through the left side for the walk-off run. The victory kept the Yankees one game clear of the Baltimore Orioles, who won earlier in the night.

Andrew Bailey came on with a 3-1 lead to close it in the ninth for the Red Sox and surrendered a leadoff single to Granderson before Ibanez entered as a pinch hitter and lined a 1-2 fastball into the stands in right to knot the game at 3-3.

Dustin Pedroia, who sat out Monday’s opener with a broken finger, decided to play through the pain and doubled in a run in the first to spark a two-run rally. James Loney’s solo home run off Rafael Soriano in the top of the ninth made it a 3-1 gap for Boston.

Derek Lowe (9-11) allowed a pair of hits in two scoreless innings to earn the win in relief for the Yankees.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Should the Yankees and Orioles be tied after Wednesday, they will have to play a one-game playoff on Thursday to decide the division winner. … New York LHP Manny Banuelos, 21, who was the team’s top prospect entering the season, will undergo Tommy john surgery and is expected to miss all of 2013. … Boston RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to make his final appearance for the Red Sox on Wednesday. He is a free agent in the offseason and is not expected to be brought back after several injury-marred campaigns.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Jon Lester Player David Phelps
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Boston   NY Yankees
Pedro Ciriaco Player Raul Ibanez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 8 1 12 .190 20 11 3 4 1 1
NY Yankees 16 1 22 .333 25 6 4 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .612 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .407 after a loss.