March 7, 2004

Yankees 11, Red Sox 7. Box.
Yankees  000  604  100 - 11 13  1

Red Sox 310 011 001 - 7 13 0

On Sunday, mime was not money as Jason Shiell and Ed Yarnall went through the motions, allowing 10 runs to the Yankees. The most important news of the day, however, was that #6 starter Bronson Arroyo threw 3 shutout innings, allowing only a single to Miguel Cairo in the third.

As they did last season, the Red Sox ignored Jose Contreras's splitter, which falls consistently out of the strike zone. Once ahead in the count, they feasted on the fast ball. Boston scored 3 in the first on Bill Mueller's single and Kevin Millar's double. In the second, Pokey Reese hit a bomb! I wonder if Brian Cashman threw any furniture.

New York tagged Shiell for six runs in the fourth: Kenny Lofton doubled, Jeter homered, Travis Lee added an RBI single and Clark ripped a three-run homer to right. The Yankees' 4-spot in the 6th featured Clark's second home run of the game. "The Thermos" went 3-4, homering from both sides of the plate. Alex Rodriguez had an infield single. The two teams meet again on Wednesday, March 24.

Fat Billy allowed 2 runs and 5 hits in his first outing. He threw 39 pitches (including a wild pitch) and left after two innings, trailing 2-1.

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