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Wakefield's effort spoiled
Yankees 1, Red Sox 0
A first-inning curveball came back to haunt Tim Wakefield. (John Dunn/AP)
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Tim Wakefield fanned a career-high 12 batters, but one bad pitch proved costly in his second straight complete game. Manny Ramirez worked a two-out walk in the ninth inning and moved to third on Kevin Millar's single, but John Olerud went down swinging to close the nail-biting series finale.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 11, 2005
Boston (83-59)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 1, Boston 0   NYY
NY Yankees (80-62)
Won 1
September 11, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 3 0
Standings through 9/11/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Damon, DH3000112.321
Renteria, SS4000021.282
Youkilis, 1B2010100.270
b-Nixon, PH1000000.282
Ramirez, M, LF3000102.282
Millar, RF4010020.276
Graffanino, 2B3010000.309
1-Stern, PR0000000.133
Machado, CF0000000.000
c-Olerud, PH1000012.326
Mirabelli, C3000021.222
Mueller, 3B3000011.297
Kapler, CF2000000.253
a-Ortiz, PH0000100.292
2-Cora, PR-2B0000000.226

a-Walked for Kapler in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Youkilis in the 9th. c-Struck out for Machado in the 9th.
1-Ran for Graffanino in the 8th. 2-Ran for Ortiz in the 8th.

TB: Youkilis; Millar; Graffanino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Olerud.
GIDP: Ramirez, M.
Team LOB: 6.

Jeter, SS4000021.308
Cano, 2B3010011.285
Giambi, 1B3111021.284
Phillips, 1B0000000.162
Rodriguez, A, 3B3000011.319
Matsui, LF3000000.292
Posada, DH2000110.254
Williams, CF3000021.252
Flaherty, C3000021.158
Crosby, RF3010011.216

2B: Cano (28, Wakefield).
3B: Crosby (1, Wakefield).
HR: Giambi (29, 1st inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 2; Giambi 4; Crosby 3.
RBI: Giambi (74).
2-out RBI: Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Rodriguez, A.
Team LOB: 3.

DP: (Jeter-Cano-Giambi).

Wakefield (L, 15-11)8.031111214.16
Johnson (W, 14-8)7.01002803.91
Gordon (H, 29)0.21000002.49
Rivera (S, 37)1.11002101.44

Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 113-77, Johnson 100-66, Gordon 7-5, Rivera 37-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 5-7, Johnson 7-6, Gordon 1-1, Rivera 2-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 28, Johnson 23, Gordon 3, Rivera 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Joe Brinkman.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:29.
Att: 55,123.

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