3:55 PM ET, September 15, 2007
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
• Summary: In a matchup of 18-game winners, Josh Beckett dwarfed Chien-Ming Wang by pitching seven innings of three-hit ball as Boston won the middle game of the three-game series at Fenway.
• Turning point: Eric Hinske appeared to give his team an inspired jolt when he flattened catcher Jorge Posada at the plate in the sixth. Hinske was out, but Boston went on to score three in the inning and four more in the seventh to win going away.
• Ell of a rookie: Jacoby Ellsbury was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs for Boston and has hit safely in all 13 games since his Sept. 1 recall from the minors.
• Vocal bunch: Red Sox Nation gave Hinske a standing ovation for barrelling over catcher Jorge Posada on a play at the plate.
• Elias Sports Bureau says: It was the first time that two pitchers sharing the major league lead in wins in September have faced each other since New York's David Cone met Boston's Pedro Martinez on Sept. 8, 1998; Cone won 3-2.
• Hunt for October: AL East race over? • Quotable: "Both teams are definitely hungry, and both teams definitely want to win the division. Obviously, tomorrow is crucial to us." -- Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon
-- ESPN.com news services
Boston took 16 consecutive pitches in the third, drawing three walks before Jason Varitek fouled off a Wang offering. ... Wang walked three batters in an inning for fifth time in his career. ... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time that two pitchers sharing the major league lead in wins in September have faced each other since New York's David Cone met Boston's Pedro Martinez on Sept. 8, 1998; Cone won 3-2. ... Mike Timlin made his 1,006th career appearance, moving past Mike Jackson into sole possession of 11th place.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 10-8 (as of Sat 9/15)|
|Fri 4/20||@BOS 7, NYY 6||Recap|
|Sat 4/21||@BOS 7, NYY 5||Recap|
|Sun 4/22||@BOS 7, NYY 6||Recap|
|Fri 4/27||BOS 11, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Sat 4/28||@NYY 3, BOS 1||Recap|
|Sun 4/29||BOS 7, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Mon 5/21||@NYY 6, BOS 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/22||BOS 7, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Wed 5/23||@NYY 8, BOS 3||Recap|
|Fri 6/1||NYY 9, @BOS 5||Recap|
|Sat 6/2||@BOS 11, NYY 6||Recap|
|Sun 6/3||NYY 6, @BOS 5||Recap|
|Tue 8/28||@NYY 5, BOS 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/29||@NYY 4, BOS 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/30||@NYY 5, BOS 0||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||NYY 8, @BOS 7||Recap|
|» Sat 9/15||@BOS 10, NYY 1||Box Score|
|Sun 9/16||NYY 4, @BOS 3||Recap|
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|1st||D Jeter homered to center.||1||0|
|1st||M Lowell singled to left, D Pedroia scored, D Ortiz to second.||1||1|
|5th||J Drew singled to left, J Ellsbury scored, D Ortiz to second.||1||2|
|6th||J Ellsbury singled to left, C Crisp scored, D Pedroia to third.||1||3|
|6th||D Ortiz doubled to deep right center, D Pedroia and J Ellsbury scored.||1||5|
|7th||C Crisp hit a ground rule double to right, J Drew scored, E Hinske to third.||0||1|
|7th||J Ellsbury singled to center, E Hinske and C Crisp scored, J Lugo to second.||0||2|
|7th||M Lowell walked, J Lugo scored, J Ellsbury to third, D Ortiz to second.||0||1|
|8th||E Hinske homered to right.||1||10|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||36,215 (97.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||61 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|