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Saltalamacchia began the inning with a walk off David Robertson. Will Middlebrooks attempted to bunt and was hit in the right arm by the pitch, but the umpires ruled that the ball hit his bat. Both Bobby Valentine and Josh Beckett were ejected for arguing the blown call. Middlebrooks still managed to get on base, though, with a single to right. Ryan Sweeney grounded into a fielder's choice, moving Salty to third, setting the stage for Yankee Killer Ciriaco.
Sweeney got the Red Sox on the board in the second inning with a two-run double, scoring Adrian Gonzalez and Saltalamacchia.
New York erased the lead in the late innings. Russell Martin homered to begin the seventh. The Yankees stranded runners at first and third in that inning as Andrew Miller needed only three pitches to retire Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira to keep the lead at 2-1. With two outs in the eighth, Jones doubled off Miller and Martin greeted Alfredo Aceves with a single to tie the game.
After Boston took a 3-2 lead, Aceves dispatched the Yankees: Teixeira fouled out to right, Robinson Cano grounded to second, Nick Swisher was hit by a pitch, and pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez struck out (losing a nine-pitch battle).
Doubront (6.1-4-1-5-8, 109) dealt with a lot of baserunners, but kept New York off the board for six innings. Kuroda (8-7-2-1-4, 102) was aided by four double plays in a span of five innings.
Ellsbury, CFThe Red Sox slapped Kuroda around on July 6 (5.2-10-7-1-3).
Doubront has faced the Yankees twice this season, April 21 (6-4-1-3-7) and July 7 (6.1-4-4-1-6). (That April start was the infamous bullpen meltdown game.)