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BOS 7,  NYY 10
Red Sox win series, 4-3
Yankees hold on after perfect start
Heading into the seventh inning, the Red Sox hadn't even managed a baserunner against the Yankees' Mike Mussina. By the end of the frame, they'd cut their eight-run deficit down to three, and after the top of the eighth, they were just one run behind. Even in the ninth, with the Yankees having added a cushion, Boston got the tying run to the plate before falling in Game 1 of the ALCS. Full story >


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Hideki Matsui's five RBIs were a postseason career high. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
 Rivera gets the last out: 56K | 350K
 Rivera arrives in the bullpen: 56K | 350K
 Jorge Posada's sacrifice fly: 56K | 350K
 Trot Nixon makes a nice catch: 56K | 350K
 David Ortiz's two-run triple: 56K | 350K
 Cabrera snares a liner: 56K | 350K
 Matsui's three-run double: 56K | 350K
 Kevin Millar's two-run double: 56K | 350K
 Jason Varitek's two-run homer: 56K | 350K
 Williams' two-run double: 56K | 350K
 Trot Nixon's RBI single: 56K | 350K
 Mussina K's five in a row: 56K | 350K
 Mark Bellhorn doubles: 56K | 350K
 Kenny Lofton homers: 56K | 350K

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Mike Mussina twirled 6 1/3 perfect innings before Mark Bellhorn broke it up with a double, and thanks in part to Hideki Matsui's ALCS record-tying five RBIs and Mariano Rivera's emotional save, the Yankees won. Full story >

October 12, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0   7 10 0
NY Yankees
2 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 X   10 14 0
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4000041.000
Bellhorn, 2B4110011.250
Ramirez, LF4110011.250
Ortiz, DH4122010.500
Millar, 1B4112011.250
Nixon, RF4111000.250
Varitek, C4122010.500
Cabrera, SS4010010.250
Mueller, 3B4110002.250
Totals3671070106 

BATTING
2B: Bellhorn (1, Mussina), Millar (1, Mussina).
3B: Ortiz (1, Gordon).
HR: Varitek (1, 7th inning off Sturtze, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bellhorn 2; Ramirez; Ortiz 4; Millar 2; Nixon; Varitek 5; Cabrera; Mueller.
RBI: Millar 2 (2), Nixon (1), Varitek 2 (2), Ortiz 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Millar 2, Nixon, Varitek 2, Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Bellhorn-Millar).

 
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4110100.250
Rodriguez, 3B5220012.400
Sheffield, RF4430111.750
Matsui, LF5235002.600
Williams, CF5023002.400
Posada, C3001002.000
Olerud, 1B3010100.333
Cairo, 2B4010003.250
Lofton, DH3111111.333
Totals361014104313 

BATTING
2B: Sheffield 2 (2, Schilling, Wakefield), Matsui 2 (2, Schilling, Schilling), Williams (1, Timlin).
HR: Lofton (1, 6th inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez 2; Sheffield 5; Matsui 5; Williams 3; Olerud; Cairo; Lofton 4.
RBI: Matsui 5 (5), Williams 3 (3), Posada (1), Lofton (1).
2-out RBI: Matsui 2, Williams 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield, Cairo, Posada.
SF: Posada.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Posada (1).
DP: (Rivera-Jeter-Olerud).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (L, 0-1)3.066621018.00
Leskanic 1.00002100.00
Mendoza 1.01000000.00
Wakefield 1.032201118.00
Embree 1.01000000.00
Timlin 0.232200027.00
Foulke 0.10000000.00
 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 1-0)6.24440805.40
Sturtze 0.111101127.00
Gordon (H, 1)0.232201027.00
Rivera (S, 1)1.12000000.00

HBP: Posada (by Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 58-36, Leskanic 22-11, Mendoza 17-8, Wakefield 25-16, Embree 18-11, Timlin 20-12, Foulke 5-2, Mussina 95-62, Sturtze 7-7, Gordon 17-10, Rivera 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 3-5, Leskanic 2-0, Mendoza 1-2, Wakefield 1-1, Embree 1-2, Timlin 1-1, Foulke 0-1, Mussina 5-7, Sturtze 0-0, Gordon 0-1, Rivera 2-2.
Batters faced: Schilling 17, Leskanic 4, Mendoza 5, Wakefield 6, Embree 4, Timlin 5, Foulke 1, Mussina 24, Sturtze 2, Gordon 5, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Foulke 1-0, Sturtze 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Jim Joyce. LF: Jeff Kellogg. RF: Joe West.
Weather: 59 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 56,135.

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