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Rally deilvers twin sweep
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4
Trot Nixon (center) celebrates his two-run homer with Jason Varitek. (Ed Betz/AP)
 Crisp's great save
 Nixon's two-run blast
 Red Sox tie up the game
 Cora's run gives the Sox the lead
Trailing by two runs in the eighth inning, the Red Sox used an RBI single from Jason Varitek and a wild pitch to knot up the nightcap of Sunday's twin bill against the Yankees. Mark Loretta delivered the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth as Boston kept its postseason hopes alive.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2006
Boston (80-69)
Won 1
Boston 5, NY Yankees 4   NYY
NY Yankees (90-58)
Lost 1
September 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   5 11 1
NY Yankees
1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   4 6 1
Standings thru 9/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Crisp, CF4020000.268
Loretta, 2B-1B4121001.295
Ortiz, DH4000133.283
Lowell, 3B5210016.283
Nixon, RF3122000.280
  a-Kapler, PH-LF2000014.243
Varitek, C4021010.248
Murphy, LF2000112.250
  b-Mirabelli, PH0000000.183
  1-Hinske, PR-RF0000000.254
Pedroia, SS-2B4010013.158
Pena, 1B4010011.217
  2-Cora, PR-SS0100000.244

a-Popped out for Nixon in the 8th. b-Hit by pitch for Murphy in the 8th.
1-Ran for Mirabelli in the 8th. 2-Ran for Pena in the 9th.

2B: Lowell (44, Mussina), Pena (2, Farnsworth).
HR: Nixon (8, 2nd inning off Mussina, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp 2; Loretta 2; Lowell 2; Nixon 5; Varitek 2; Pedroia; Pena 2.
RBI: Nixon 2 (51), Varitek (54), Loretta (56).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Ortiz; Pedroia 2; Kapler.
S: Crisp.
SF: Loretta.
GIDP: Murphy; Pena.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Crisp 2 (22, 2nd base off Farnsworth/Posada, 2nd base off Mussina/Posada), Loretta (4, 2nd base off Mussina/Posada).

E: Pedroia (3, throw).
DP: (Loretta-Pena).
Pickoffs: Jarvis (Cabrera at 1st base).

Cabrera, LF3000111.288
Jeter, SS4100001.341
Abreu, RF3210111.294
Giambi, 1B3010012.253
  1-Thompson, PR0000000.292
  Phillips, 1B0000000.242
Posada, C4023001.281
Cano, DH4000004.336
Williams, CF3110100.281
Green, 3B1000000.191
  a-Matsui, PH1000012.277
  Cannizaro, 2B0000000.500
  b-Damon, PH1010000.295
Cairo, 2B-3B1001110.229
  c-Rodriguez, PH1000001.287

a-Struck out for Green in the 6th. b-Singled for Cannizaro in the 9th. c-Popped out for Cairo in the 9th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 8th.

2B: Williams (28, Jarvis), Posada (25, Jarvis).
TB: Abreu; Giambi; Posada 3; Williams 2; Damon.
RBI: Posada 3 (84), Cairo (26).
2-out RBI: Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Matsui; Abreu.
S: Green; Cabrera.
SF: Cairo.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 6.

PO: Cabrera (1st base by Jarvis).

E: Posada (9, throw).
Outfield assists: Abreu (Ortiz at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Cairo-Jeter-Giambi, Proctor-Jeter-Giambi).

Jarvis 5.24433308.00
Hansen 1.00001105.89
Lopez (W, 1-0)1.11000103.38
Timlin (S, 8)1.01000004.26
Mussina 6.07221713.57
Proctor (H, 23)1.02110003.67
Myers (BS, 1)1.01111003.03
Farnsworth (L, 3-5)1.01110204.35

Proctor pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Myers, Farnsworth.
IBB: Williams (by Jarvis).
HBP: Giambi (by Jarvis), Mirabelli (by Myers).
Pitches-strikes: Jarvis 84-49, Hansen 20-11, Lopez 15-10, Timlin 11-9, Mussina 104-62, Proctor 18-12, Myers 28-16, Farnsworth 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jarvis 6-7, Hansen 2-0, Lopez 2-1, Timlin 1-2, Mussina 6-5, Proctor 3-0, Myers 2-1, Farnsworth 0-2.
Batters faced: Jarvis 25, Hansen 4, Lopez 4, Timlin 4, Mussina 25, Proctor 4, Myers 6, Farnsworth 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Hansen 2-0, Lopez 1-0, Myers 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:45.
Att: 55,221.

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