Yankees - 010 030 011 - 6 12 1Jeemer and Snuffer get beat in a hell of a game (and Slappy'll get some positive press with his solo home run in the 9th off the 'bot).
Red Sox - 000 050 000 - 5 11 1
The Sox should be plenty tired when they touch down in Oakland early Monday morning -- still holding an 10.5-game lead.
Andy Pettitte (2.51, 169 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (2.65, 169 ERA+)
Matching ERA+! They are tied for 4th in the AL, behind Dan Haren (262) and Chad Gaudin (185) of Oakland and John Lackey (179) of the Angeles. Kansas City's Gil Meche is 6th (157).
In his first start against the Yankees this year [April 21], Beckett allowed a season-high four earned runs in 6.2 innings, but still won the game. ... Pettitte's worst performance of the season came against [Boston] on April 27, when he allowed five earned runs and 11 baserunners in 4.2 innings. ...Doug Mientkiewicz (BR page sponsored by JoS) suffered a mild concussion, cervical sprain and a fractured scaphoid bone in his right wrist. He'll be placed on the disabled list today.
Ramirez batted .327 with a .577 slugging percentage in May, and is off to a scorching start in June [5-for-8]. He has tormented Pettitte over his long career, batting .418 with 11 extra-base hits against the southpaw in 67 career at-bats.