Yankees - 003 020 000 1 - 6 11 0A check swing grounder by Derek Jeter in the 10th inning got past Jonathan Papelbon's glove and Bill Hall's bare-handed grab attempt, and Brett Gardner scored from second base.
Red Sox - 201 000 110 0 - 5 11 2
The Red Sox -- Felipe Lopez, Ryan Kalish, Eric Patterson -- went quietly in the bottom of the 10th against Mariano Rivera. J.D. Drew, a better hitter than any of the three guys who actually batted in the inning, watched the end of the game from the on-deck circle; he was going to pinch-hit for Kevin Cash.
Dumbo Posada tried very hard to give the game to Boston -- the runs in the seventh and eighth both scored on wild pitches that the Yankee catcher botched. A third run nearly scored on Posada's throwing error after the eighth-inning wild pitch, but Josh Reddick was thrown out trying to score from second by Ramiro Pena, with Kerry Wood making the tag.
Mike Lowell hit a two-run double to right-center in the first, walked and scored in the third, and singled high off the Wall in the fifth.
Andy Pettitte / Tim Wakefield
McDonald, CFFirst game of a Saturday doubleheader. Fox gets its broadcast at 4 -- and the nightcap will start about 9 PM.
Marco Scutaro will not play in the remaining games.
Also today: Rays (0.5 GB)/Royals.
1953 - Carl Erskine (9-6-2-3-14) of the Dodgers sets a World Series record with 14 strikeouts in Game 3 against the Yankees at Ebbets Field.
1963 - Sandy Koufax (9-6-2-3-15) of the Dodgers breaks Erskine's record by striking out 15 batters in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium.
1968 - Bob Gibson (9-5-0-1-17) of the Cardinals breaks Koufax's record by striking out 17 Tigers in Game 1 at Busch Stadium. That remains the record.
Before 1953, the record had been 13, set by Howard Ehmke of the A's in Game 1 in 1929 -- though not on October 2.