Yankees - 000 300 200 - 5 11 1 Red Sox - 000 100 201 - 4 10 3There was no walk-off magic for a second consecutive night.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to start the bottom of the ninth and, with two outs, Mike Aviles reached on an error. Jacoby Ellsbury - who was the hero last night - grounded back to the mound for the final out.
Salty doubled, tripled, homered, and walked in four trips to the plate. He also scored two runs. James Loney and Dustin Pedroia both singled and doubled.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs for the Yankees, and drove in three runs. The other two runs came on a dong by Robinson Cano.
Fourteen of the 21 hits in the game were for extra bases (nine doubles, one triple, four home runs).
David Phelps / Aaron Cook
Ellsbury, CFRyan Lavarnway:
Nothing would be more awesome than knocking these guys out of the playoffs.
ESPN:On July 19 Since Today Yankees 57-34 --- 22-28 79-62 --- Orioles 47-44 10.0 32-18 79-62 --- Rays 47-45 11.0 30-19 77-64 2.0
[T]he Yankees have never blown a division/league lead of more than 6 games. The largest blown lead was 6 games in 1933.