Yankees - 020 300 200 - 7 12 1After retiring the first five batters on 13 pitches, Beckett gave up solo dongs to Dumbo and Granderson -- and then singles to Swisher and Gardner. CI tangibly grounded out to end the second.
Red Sox - 010 013 31x - 9 10 0
Youkilis doubled to start the second and Beltre brought him in with a one-out sac fly to deep center.
The bottom of the order got to Beckett in the fourth. Cano doubled and two outs later, Swisher walked. Then Gardner and Jeter singled -- and pulled somewhat of a surprise double steal. Beckett couldn't get the third out in the fifth and was pulled with two men on: 4.2-8-5-3-1, 94/54.
Two-out singles -- all crisp line drives -- by Drew, Cameron, and Scutaro brought in a fifth-inning run. An error moved the runners up, but Ellsbury struck out looking with runners at second and third. CC lost his command in the sixth. FY walked, Victor doubled into the left field corner, and Yook smoked a triple over Swisher's head into the right field corner. With one out, Beltre's single to Cano's right tied the game at 5-5. But New York came right back in the seventh. Ramirez put two guys on and Okajima let them come around to score.
The Sox took the lead after the stretch. Scutaro singled off Park and Pedroia homered to left. When Yook doubled, Marte came in and wild pitched him to third. Then Dumbo's passedballa (!!) gave Boston its first lead of the night.
In the eighth, Bard allowed a two-out walk, but retired Teixeira on an FC. In the home half against Joba, Cameron singled with one out and Scutaro walked. With two outs, Pedroia singled to right to make it 9-7.
In the ninth, Papelbon retired Slappy and Cano, then allowed a two-out single to Dumbo. He got Granderson to ground to third for the final out.
Beckett, RamRam and maybe Jeemer were shaky, and there were no real fielding gems. Damn shame we can't hit/score.
CC Sabathia / Josh Beckett
Yankees Red Sox
Derek Jeter, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
Nick Johnson, DH Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Victor Martinez, C
Alex Rodriguez, 3B Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B David Ortiz, DH
Jorge Posada, C Adrian Beltre, 3B
Curtis Granderson, CF J.D. Drew, RF
Nick Swisher, RF Mike Cameron, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Marco Scutaro, SS