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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Game 133 notes: Yankees win 4-3

The Yankees were able to hang on for the 4-3 victory Wednesday night against the Red Sox. They survived a Kyle Farnsworth eighth-inning meltdown, as he gave up two runs to turn a three-run lead into a one-run lead.

Roger Clemens (6-5) gave up two hits and one run over six innings for the victory.

The Yankees scored three runs in the second inning, all with two outs. Melky Cabrera drove in one run on a single and Johnny Damon drove in two more on a single.

David Ortiz homered in the sixth to make it a 3-1 game. Alex Rodriguez extended the lead to 4-1 with his 44th home run of the season. Kevin Youkilis then homered off of Farnsworth to cut the lead to one.

Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 22nd save of the season.

Josh Beckett (16-6) gave up 13 hits and four runs over 6 2-3 innings.

Some notes from the game:

  • Clemens had a no-hitter through 5 1-3 innings before the Ortiz home run.
  • Cabrera had three hits on the evening. He, Jeter, Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada all had at least two hits.
  • The 13 hits were the most Beckett has allowed all season.
  • Manny Ramirez sat out tonight's game and could miss up to 10 days with an oblique injury.
  • Luis Vizcaino pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
With the Yankees' win and a Mariners' loss, the Yankees now have a share of the Wild Card lead. They also improved to a record of 74-59.

Chien-Ming Wang will face Curt Schilling tomorrow afternoon, as the Yankees look for a sweep.

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


John102355 said...

Go Yankees!!! The greatest team in the history of baseball. See you in class on Tuesday evening. Your Prof.

Mantlemurcer said...

No mention of Proctor's win last night?

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