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Boston wins in opener
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Red Sox 6, Yankees 3
David Ortiz rounds the bases after blasting his 49th homer of the season. (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Ortiz takes one deep
 Youkilis' clutch double
For the second time in as many days, the Red Sox won the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees. Pinch-hitter Dustin Pedroia ripped the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh and Kevin Youkilis followed two batters later with a three-run double to put Sunday's twin-bill opener away. David Ortiz belted his 49th homer in the sixth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2006
SF
STL
PPD
BOS
Boston (80-69)
Won 1
Boston 6, NY Yankees 3   NYY
NY Yankees (90-58)
Lost 1
September 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0   6 6 1
NY Yankees
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 10 0
Standings thru 9/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Murphy, CF3111001.286
  a-Loretta, PH0100100.294
  Huckaby, C1000000.250
Cora, 2B3000000.244
  b-Pedroia, PH-2B2111000.151
Ortiz, DH3211200.285
Youkilis, 3B-1B4023000.284
  Pena, 1B0000000.211
Nixon, RF3000123.277
Kapler, LF3000103.248
Hinske, 1B3010111.254
  Lowell, 3B0000000.284
Mirabelli, C2000112.183
  1-Crisp, PR-CF1100001.266
Gonzalez, SS4000013.255
Totals326667514 

a-Walked for Murphy in the 7th. b-Doubled for Cora in the 7th.
1-Ran for Mirabelli in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (15, Wright), Pedroia (3, Villone), Youkilis (41, Villone).
HR: Murphy (1, 1st inning off Wright, 0 on, 0 out), Ortiz (49, 6th inning off Wright, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Murphy 4; Pedroia 2; Ortiz 4; Youkilis 3; Hinske 2.
RBI: Murphy (2), Ortiz (129), Pedroia (3), Youkilis 3 (72).
2-out RBI: Pedroia; Youkilis 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Murphy; Nixon; Gonzalez.
GIDP: Kapler.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cora (7, fielding).
DP: (Pedroia-Gonzalez-Youkilis).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220013.294
Cabrera, LF4121110.290
Cano, 2B5021003.340
Rodriguez, 3B2001112.287
Matsui, DH4010013.279
Guiel, RF-1B4010002.233
Wilson, 1B3010010.259
  a-Abreu, PH-RF1010000.293
Green, SS3000023.193
  b-Williams, PH1000001.280
  Cannizaro, SS0000000.500
Fasano, C3000013.220
  c-Posada, PH1000000.279
Totals3631032820 

a-Singled for Wilson in the 8th. b-Grounded into a double play for Green in the 8th. c-Lined out for Fasano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Damon (35, Snyder), Cabrera (24, Snyder).
TB: Damon 3; Cabrera 3; Cano 2; Matsui; Guiel; Wilson; Abreu.
RBI: Cabrera (47), Cano (70), Rodriguez (114).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Damon 2; Guiel; Cano.
SF: Rodriguez.
GIDP: Williams.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Green-Cano-Wilson).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snyder 5.07221706.28
Corey (W, 2-1)1.11111102.38
Foulke (H, 12)1.21000004.73
Timlin (S, 7)1.01000004.33
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright 6.04223224.52
Villone (L, 3-3)1.02443204.50
Veras 1.00001103.60
Myers 1.00000002.83

WP: Snyder.
Balk: Veras.
IBB: Ortiz (by Villone).
Pitches-strikes: Snyder 100-57, Corey 19-10, Foulke 14-9, Timlin 11-8, Wright 99-62, Villone 34-17, Veras 17-9, Myers 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snyder 3-5, Corey 0-3, Foulke 2-3, Timlin 1-2, Wright 7-9, Villone 0-1, Veras 0-2, Myers 1-2.
Batters faced: Snyder 24, Corey 6, Foulke 5, Timlin 4, Wright 24, Villone 8, Veras 4, Myers 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Foulke 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:19.
Att: 55,002.

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