After stranding 13 runners for the first six innings, the Red Sox finally broke through in the seventh when Mark Loretta gave Boston its first lead with a two-run single. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield settled down after a rough start to notch his third victory.
BATTING 2B: Williams (3, Foulke). 3B: Crosby (1, Wakefield). TB: Jeter 3; Rodriguez; Williams 2; Posada; Crosby 4. RBI: Posada 2 (18), Jeter (24). 2-out RBI: Posada 2; Jeter. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Jeter; Giambi; Rodriguez; Cairo. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Jeter 3 (5, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli, 2nd base off Timlin/Varitek, 3rd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Rodriguez (4, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Crosby (2, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).