Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1 6 0Boston had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the ninth. With one run already in, all they needed was a routine fly ball to tie the game against a faltering Rivera.
Yankees - 010 001 00x - 2 6 0
But Crisp took a weak hack at an 0-2 pitch and whiffed. Varitek popped up an 2-0 pitch to first base. And Lugo went down swinging at a 2-2 pitch (Rivera got a gift call on strike two).
The teams tied a major league record with a combined seven HBP -- Manny was plunked three times -- but no warnings were given.
Masterson (6-6-2-2-2, 100) pitched well enough to win, but the Sox bats were AWOL. Timlin looked strong in a perfect, nine-pitch ninth inning. The Red Sox seemed to watch a lot of Mussina's (6-4-0-1-5, 89) pitches -- they swung at 24 of 89; four of Mussina's five strikeouts were looking.
New York scored in the second on a one-out walk to Giambi and two-out singles from both Cano and Cabrera. Two singles, a wild pitch, an HBP and a sac fly made it 2-0 in the sixth.
Facing Rivera in the ninth, Drew singled to left-center. Manny was hit and Moss ran for him. Lowell lined a single to right, scoring Drew. Youkilis was hit with an 0-2 pitch and the bases were loaded with one out. But Rivera then snapped out of his funk and dispatched the next three Boston batters.
Justin Masterson (3.75, 114 ERA+) / Mike Mussina (3.87, 104 ERA+)
There had been some speculation that the Red Sox would bring back Clay Buchholz for this start. But it'll be Masterson, who has had more trouble with LH batters (.231/.381/.484) than RH (.163/.239/.263).
In six June starts, Masterson pitched 35.2 innings, allowing 29 hits (including 7 home runs) and 20 walks, while striking out 28 and posting a 4.54 ERA.