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NYY 19,  BOS 8
Red Sox win series, 4-3
Monstrous win for Yankees
The Yankees' offense erupted in the highest-scoring game in League Championship Series history, while Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams also made history as New York took a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Full story >


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Alex Rodriguez scored five runs, a League Championship Series record. (Elise Amendola/AP)
 Hideki Matsui's two home runs: 56K | 350K
 Cabrera makes a long throw: 56K | 350K
 Varitek's two-run homer: 56K | 350K
 Olerud's unassisted double play: 56K | 350K
 Sierra's two-run triple: 56K | 350K
 Bernie drives in Sheffield: 56K | 350K
 Cabrera's two-run double: 56K | 350K
 Matsui scores on the balk: 56K | 350K
 Bernie Williams' RBI single: 56K | 350K
 Rodriguez's game-tying homer: 56K | 350K
 Jeter's error allows a run to score: 56K | 350K
 Johnny Damon ties the game: 56K | 350K
 Trot Nixon's two-run homer: 56K | 350K
 Sheffield throws out Ramirez: 56K | 350K
 Rodriguez's RBI double: 56K | 350K

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In a Game 3 slugfest at Fenway Park, the Red Sox kept pace through the first three innings, tying the game twice and even taking their first lead of the series. But the Yankees roared back with a five-run fourth that put them ahead for good, leaving Boston with the unprecedented task of having to win the final four games of the series to avoid being ousted from the postseason. Full story >

October 16, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
3 0 3 5 2 0 4 0 2   19 22 1
Boston
0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0   8 15 0
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4210203.182
Rodriguez, 3B5533102.429
Sheffield, RF5344101.692
1-Crosby, PR-RF0100000.000
Matsui, LF6555001.600
Williams, CF6143012.400
Posada, C5121102.300
Sierra, R, DH6022024.333
Olerud, 1B4000003.182
Clark, 1B2000012.000
Cairo, 2B4110011.200
Totals471922185521 


1-Ran for Sheffield in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez 2 (2, Arroyo, Wakefield), Sierra, R (1, Arroyo), Matsui 2 (4, Arroyo, Leskanic), Sheffield (3, Wakefield), Williams (2, Embree), Posada (1, Embree).
3B: Sierra, R (1, Wakefield).
HR: Matsui 2 (2, 1st inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Myers, 1 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (1, 3rd inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Sheffield (1, 4th inning off Leskanic, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez 8; Sheffield 8; Matsui 13; Williams 5; Posada 3; Sierra, R 5; Cairo.
RBI: Rodriguez 3 (3), Matsui 5 (10), Williams 3 (6), Sheffield 4 (5), Sierra, R 2 (2), Posada (2).
2-out RBI: Sierra, R 2, Matsui, Williams 2, Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter, Olerud 2, Williams, Sierra, R.
GIDP: Posada.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Jeter (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Sheffield (Ramirez at 3rd base), Williams (Mueller at home).
DP: (Olerud).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5111004.077
Bellhorn, 2B4000141.083
Ramirez, LF4010112.250
Ortiz, DH5130012.500
Varitek, C3322102.500
Mirabelli, C1000000.000
Nixon, RF5122011.333
Millar, 1B5110011.154
Mueller, 3B4120101.273
Cabrera, SS4032001.455
Totals4081574815 

BATTING
2B: Mueller (1, Brown), Millar (2, Vazquez), Cabrera 2 (2, Vazquez, Vazquez), Nixon (1, Gordon).
HR: Nixon (1, 2nd inning off Brown, 1 on, 0 out), Varitek (2, 7th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon; Ramirez; Ortiz 3; Varitek 5; Nixon 6; Millar 2; Mueller 3; Cabrera 5.
RBI: Nixon 2 (3), Damon (1), Cabrera 2 (3), Varitek 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, Damon 2, Ramirez, Mueller.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Millar, Mueller-Bellhorn).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brown 2.054321113.50
Vazquez (W, 1-0)4.17442418.31
Quantrill 1.22000200.00
Gordon 1.01000107.71
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo 2.066620227.00
Mendoza (L, 0-1)1.01110104.50
Leskanic 0.123310120.25
Wakefield 3.155521014.54
Embree 0.13220009.00
Myers 2.05220319.00

Arroyo pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd.
Mendoza pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

WP: Brown, Gordon.
Balk: Mendoza.
IBB: Posada (by Wakefield).
HBP: Cairo (by Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes: Brown 57-29, Vazquez 96-62, Quantrill 27-20, Gordon 17-10, Arroyo 60-36, Mendoza 20-11, Leskanic 15-8, Wakefield 64-43, Embree 14-8, Myers 42-27.
Ground outs-fly outs: Brown 3-1, Vazquez 2-6, Quantrill 1-2, Gordon 0-2, Arroyo 2-4, Mendoza 1-1, Leskanic 0-1, Wakefield 3-6, Embree 1-0, Myers 1-2.
Batters faced: Brown 13, Vazquez 20, Quantrill 7, Gordon 4, Arroyo 13, Mendoza 5, Leskanic 4, Wakefield 17, Embree 4, Myers 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Mendoza 2-2, Leskanic 1-1, Wakefield 1-1, Embree 2-2.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Joe West. LF: Randy Marsh. RF: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:20.
Att: 35,126.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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