May 22, 2007
G45: Red Sox 7, Yankees 3
All those New York writers who were typing that the Yankees were on their way back because they had won two (!) games in a row can now go back to finishing up those obits.
Julian Tavarez (5.59, 78 ERA+) / Mike Mussina (5.64, 73 ERA+)
Sexy Lips turns 34 today! ... This is his second start this season at Yankee Stadium. In Boston's win on April 29, he pitched five innings, allowing three hits and three runs.
Mike Lowell is 7-for-14 against Mussina and Coco Crisp is 8-for-20.
Hideki Okajima's scoreless streak of 20.2 innings is the longest for a Sox lefty since Bruce Hurst threw 21.2 in May 1987. ... When they score at least five runs, the Red Sox are 23-0. ... When Boston leads after six innings, they are 22-1.