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Box > NY Yankees 8, Boston 7
A-Rod, Sheff cook up a win
Gary Sheffield hit his 399th career homer, then doubled in the ninth inning and scored the game-winning run when Alex Rodriguez snapped a tie with an RBI single at Fenway Park.
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• A-Rod's stop: 56K | 350K
• A-Rod's RBI single: 56K | 350K
• Sheffield's solo homer: 56K | 350K
• Sheffield hits 399th career home run
• Jeter, Giambi in Friday's lineup
• Notes: Sturtze comes home
 
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Alex Rodriguez hits an RBI single in the top of the ninth. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Kevin Millar launched three solo home runs, but Keith Foulke couldn't protect a ninth-inning deadlock as the Red Sox now trail the Yankees by 9 1/2 games.
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Red Sox Coverage
• Mueller's two-run homer: 56K | 350K
• Varitek's catch at the screen: 56K | 350K
• Kevin Millar's three homers: 56K | 350K
• Mueller's diving stop: 56K | 350K
• Millar goes batty in Red Sox loss
• Schilling, Foulke stumble
• Notes: Varitek caught off guard
 
Audio
 WCBS
Yankees win
Sheffield's homer
A-Rod's RBI single
Posada beats the tag
A-Rod on his clutch hit
Torre on another classic matchup
Jeter: Yanks never got discouraged
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Mueller goes deep
Millar's three homers
Millar on his three homers
Millar on the Yankees lineup

NY Yankees (61-34)
Won 4
NY Yankees 8, Boston 7  
Boston (52-44)
Lost 1
July 23, 2004
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NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1   8 14 2
Boston
0 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0   7 11 0
Standings through 7/23/04  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Williams, DH4022100.252
Jeter, SS5000015.274
Sheffield, RF5221004.297
Rodriguez, 3B5131020.278
Giambi, 1B3100101.221
Clark, 1B1000011.242
Posada, C5131011.273
Matsui, LF4110013.283
Wilson, 2B2000002.211
a-Sierra, R, PH1011000.282
1-Cairo, PR-2B1100000.294
Lofton, CF4122000.299
Totals4081482617 

a-Singled for Wilson in the 6th.
1-Ran for Sierra, R in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Williams 2 (15, Schilling, Timlin), Lofton (7, Schilling), Sheffield (16, Foulke).
HR: Sheffield (20, 1st inning off Schilling, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Williams 4; Sheffield 6; Rodriguez 3; Posada 3; Matsui; Sierra, R; Lofton 3.
RBI: Sheffield (69), Lofton 2 (10), Posada (45), Sierra, R (39), Williams 2 (34), Rodriguez (62).
2-out RBI: Sheffield.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter, Sheffield 3, Posada.
GIDP: Giambi.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (19, 2nd base off Foulke/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Matsui (6, fielding), Clark (3, throw).
DP: (Jeter-Cairo-Clark).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5120001.304
Varitek, C5011022.277
Ortiz, DH3010213.305
Ramirez, LF5000025.328
Garciaparra, SS4110002.314
Nixon, RF5111002.271
Millar, 1B4333001.282
Mueller, 3B4122000.265
1-Kapler, PR0000000.267
Youkilis, 3B0000000.295
Gutierrez, 2B2000011.176
a-Bellhorn, PH-2B2000001.259
Totals3971172618 

a-Flied out for Gutierrez in the 6th.
1-Ran for Mueller in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (4, Lieber), Mueller (11, Lieber), Varitek (14, Quantrill), Damon (25, Gordon).
HR: Mueller (7, 2nd inning off Lieber, 1 on, 1 out), Millar 3 (10, 4th inning off Lieber, 0 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Quantrill, 0 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Gordon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 3; Varitek 2; Ortiz; Garciaparra; Nixon 2; Millar 12; Mueller 6.
RBI: Nixon (13), Mueller 2 (31), Millar 3 (31), Varitek (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon, Garciaparra, Nixon, Ortiz 2.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Gutierrez-Mueller-Millar).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber 5.06441424.94
Quantrill (H, 14)1.03220013.18
Heredia 0.00001005.93
Gordon (BS, 3)(W, 3-3)2.02110211.76
Rivera (S, 35)1.00000000.89
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling 5.110772313.38
Timlin 1.22000203.46
Leskanic 1.00000006.75
Foulke (L, 2-3)1.02110101.90

Quantrill pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Heredia pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Garciaparra (by Gordon).
Pitches-strikes: Lieber 83-59, Quantrill 18-14, Heredia 7-3, Gordon 30-22, Rivera 9-6, Schilling 112-74, Timlin 19-14, Leskanic 12-8, Foulke 26-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lieber 9-2, Quantrill 0-3, Heredia 0-0, Gordon 3-1, Rivera 1-2, Schilling 8-5, Timlin 3-0, Leskanic 1-2, Foulke 1-1.
Batters faced: Lieber 23, Quantrill 6, Heredia 1, Gordon 9, Rivera 3, Schilling 27, Timlin 7, Leskanic 3, Foulke 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Heredia 1-0, Gordon 2-0, Timlin 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 34,933.

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