Down a run in the botom of the 12th, Coco Crisp and Kevin Youkilis both doubled to tie the game. Then after Mark Loretta walked, the Phillies decided to take their chances with Ortiz, rather than push Yook to third, loading the bases for Manny Ramirez.
Ortiz cracked a 1-2 pitch to left center, bringing home the run that cemented Boston's 9th straight victory.
Tim Wakefield (3.82) / Cory Lidle (5.00), 1 PMYoukilis, 1B Rollins, SS
Cora, 2B Utley, 2B
Ortiz, DH Abreu, RF
Ramirez, LF Howard, 1B
Nixon, RF Rowand, CF
Lowell, 3B Dellucci, DH
Crisp, CF Victorino, LF
Mirabelli, C Bell, 3B
Gonzalez, SS Coste, C
Anibal Sanchez, the former Sox pitching prospect traded to Florida in the Beckett/Lowell deal, made his major league debut in Yankee Stadium last night. He pitched 5.2 shutout innings, allowing seven hits and no walks, and striking out two.
I feel like all the time [when I was with Boston] that I was preparing for that game, Boston against the Yankees. But the Marlins are giving me the opportunity here.The Marlins won the game 5-0, splitting a day-night doubleheader.
Jonathan Papelbon is only the second pitcher in the last 40 years to allow one run or less in his first 38 innings of one season. In 1981, the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela allowed one run in his first 52 innings (game log).