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Karstens can't contain Sox
Red Sox 7, Yankees 5
Jeff Karstens gives the ball to skipper Joe Torre in the fifth inning. (Charles Krupa/AP)
 Yanks get two first-inning runs
Jeff Karstens allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in his season debut. The Yankees' offense scored four runs over the first two frames, but New York managed just one more run, courtesy of Alex Rodriguez's MLB-leading 31st RBI in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 21, 2007
NYY
NY Yankees (8-8)
Lost 2
Boston 7, NY Yankees 5   BOS
Boston (11-5)
Won 4
April 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   5 9 0
Boston
2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 X   7 13 1
Standings thru 4/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, CF4011110.210
Jeter, SS5220012.324
Abreu, RF3100211.323
Rodriguez, 3B4021012.379
Giambi, DH4011033.270
Cano, 2B4021001.297
Mientkiewicz, 1B3000004.128
  a-Phelps, PH-1B1000000.294
Thompson, LF4110021.250
Nieves, C3100001.000
  b-Damon, PH1000000.261
Totals365943915 

a-Popped out for Mientkiewicz in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Nieves in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thompson (2, Beckett), Rodriguez (7, Beckett), Cano (3, Beckett).
TB: Cabrera; Jeter 2; Rodriguez 3; Giambi; Cano 3; Thompson 2.
RBI: Giambi (13), Cano (7), Cabrera (5), Rodriguez (31).
2-out RBI: Giambi; Cano; Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mientkiewicz 2; Thompson; Giambi; Abreu.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (1, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Phelps).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4122101.276
Youkilis, 1B4221104.259
Ortiz, DH5124012.300
Ramirez, LF4010101.193
Drew, RF4000104.346
Lowell, 3B4010002.293
Varitek, C4020011.267
Crisp, CF4220003.214
Cora, 2B2110102.357
Totals3571375220 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (3, Karstens), Ortiz (7, Karstens).
HR: Ortiz (6, 4th inning off Karstens, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Youkilis 3; Ortiz 6; Ramirez; Lowell; Varitek 2; Crisp 2; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz 4 (17), Lugo 2 (5), Youkilis (5).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cora; Drew; Youkilis 2.
S: Cora.
GIDP: Drew.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (2, 2nd base off Karstens/Nieves).

FIELDING
E: Lowell (5, throw).
DP: (Cora-Youkilis).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Karstens (L, 0-1)4.197721114.54
Bruney 1.02000000.87
Henn 0.20001100.79
Proctor 1.01002002.45
Farnsworth 1.01000006.14
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 4-0)6.29542702.55
Okajima (H, 1)0.20000101.08
Timlin (H, 1)0.20000004.91
Papelbon (S, 5)1.00001100.00

WP: Karstens.
IBB: Ramirez (by Henn).
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 89-58, Bruney 33-22, Henn 8-4, Proctor 22-11, Farnsworth 16-9, Beckett 106-72, Okajima 8-6, Timlin 6-5, Papelbon 19-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Karstens 5-7, Bruney 2-1, Henn 0-1, Proctor 0-3, Farnsworth 2-1, Beckett 9-4, Okajima 1-0, Timlin 0-2, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Karstens 24, Bruney 5, Henn 3, Proctor 6, Farnsworth 3, Beckett 31, Okajima 2, Timlin 2, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bruney 1-0, Henn 1-0, Okajima 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:26.
Att: 36,342.

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