RBIs from Mirabelli, Murphy and Cora gave Boston a 3-2 lead in the fourth, four consecutive walks brought in a run in the seventh, and a wild pitch scored a run in the ninth.
And now a look at two MVP candidates and how they did under the glare of the Fox national audience and 55,091 fans in the Bronx:
David Ortiz (2 doubles, 3 walks):
1st: One out, Loretta on first, doubled to rightDerek Jeter (1-for-5, SB):
3rd: Two outs, Murphy on first, ground rule double to left
5th: Lead off walk
7th: One out, Loretta on first, walked
9th: No outs, Loretta on second, walked intentionally
1st: One out, grounded out to thirdPoint, Papi.
3rd: Lead off strikeout (looking)
5th: One out, single to center; stole third
7th: One out, one on, grounds into force play to third (as tying run), beats relay and avoids inning-ending double play
9th: One out, strikeout (swinging)
Jeter also made a throwing error in the third inning on Carlos Pena's infield hit.
Josh Beckett (5.09) / Chien-Ming Wang (3.60), 1:20 PM