Yankees - 010 004 100 - 6 12 2The Yankees blew three leads today -- and dropped back to 13.5 GB. (Yeah, Friday was a spark. Pfft.)
Red Sox - 001 202 51x - 11 14 0
According to Fox, the Yankees have blown leads and lost in 6 of the 11 games they have played this year against Boston (overall they are 4-7). And from the 7th inning on in those 11 games, the Red Sox have outscored them 31-8.
The Sox got five in the 7th today -- thanks to a leadoff double from Ortiz, three walks from Proctor, singles from Crisp and Pedroia (who was 3-for-5 in the 2-hole), a sac fly from Lugo and two errors from Jeter.
But Mike Lowell was the star of the game, walking in the 2nd, singling in a run in the 4th and them ramming into Cano between first and second trying to break up a possible double play, hitting a solo home run to start the sixth, and doubling in a run in the 8th. He also made some nice plays at third, starting inning-ending double plays in the 5th and 6th, and making a bare-handed grab-and-gun in the 8th, retiring Cabrera.
Mike Mussina (5.86, 72 ERA+) / Curt Schilling (3.68, 121 ERA+)
Proctor on hitting Yook:
I can understand why Youkilis was mad at me. Any time you get a ball thrown at your head ... But if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it on the first pitch. I'm not going to do it 2-2 and waste four pitches. That's stupid.Or you do it on a 2-2 pitch, so you can say how stupid it would be to do it on a 2-2 pitch.