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10/20/2004 12:16 AM ET
Before Game 4 of the ALCS, and one day following a 19-8 drubbing at the hands of the Yankees, Red Sox manager Terry Francona was discussing the hot Yankees bats. Part of the problem, he said, was poor pitch location from his pitching staff. Things turned around in a hurry.

Heart of the Yankees' order, Games 1-3
Player AB Runs Hits HR RBIs Average
Rodriguez147613.429
Sheffield137915.692
Matsui1589210.600
Williams151606.400
Totals572330424.526
Heart of the Yankees' order, Games 4-6
Player AB Runs Hits HR RBIs Average
Rodriguez13 1212 .154
Sheffield13 0100 .077
Matsui15 1300.200
Williams17 2423.250
Totals58 41035 .172

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