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AL East deficit trimmed
Yankees 6, Red Sox 2
Alex Rodriguez hit his 18th home run of the season on Monday night. (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Rodriguez homers
 Giambi homers
The Yankees cut their AL East deficit back to single digits behind starter Chien-Ming Wang, who was charged with two runs in 6 1/3 innings and received early support with home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Robinson Cano broke the game open with a two-run triple in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 21, 2007
BOS
Boston (30-14)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 6, Boston 2   NYY
NY Yankees (20-23)
Won 2
May 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   2 7 0
NY Yankees
2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 X   6 9 2
Standings thru 5/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4100113.244
Youkilis, 1B5120013.342
Ortiz, DH2012200.314
Ramirez, LF5010023.244
Drew, RF5000014.244
Lowell, 3B4000020.325
Crisp, CF2010200.239
Mirabelli, C4010002.205
Cora, 2B3010001.333
Totals342725716 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis 2 (12, Wang, Wang), Ortiz (19, Wang).
TB: Youkilis 4; Ortiz 2; Ramirez; Crisp; Mirabelli; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew 2; Youkilis 2; Cora; Ramirez; Lugo 2.
SF: Ortiz.
GIDP: Mirabelli.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Cora-Lowell-Youkilis).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4130100.271
Jeter, SS3011102.365
Matsui, LF5000017.282
Rodriguez, 3B3112203.311
Posada, C3000112.374
Abreu, RF3110103.244
Giambi, DH2211200.272
Cano, 2B4122002.247
Mientkiewicz, 1B4000002.212
Totals316968221 

BATTING
2B: Cano (9, Wakefield).
3B: Cano (2, Wakefield).
HR: Rodriguez (18, 1st inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 2 out), Giambi (6, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 3; Jeter; Rodriguez 4; Abreu; Giambi 4; Cano 5.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (43), Giambi (19), Jeter (25), Cano 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 2; Jeter; Cano 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui 2; Cano; Mientkiewicz; Abreu 2.
GIDP: Posada.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (4, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Damon 2 (9, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Abreu (6, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).
CS: Rodriguez (1, 3rd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
E: Jeter (8, fielding), Bruney (1, throw).
DP: (Rodriguez-Cano-Mientkiewicz).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 4-5)5.09665223.14
Romero 1.00003002.45
Delcarmen 1.00000000.00
Pineiro 1.00000005.71
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 3-3)6.17223504.28
Myers 0.10000003.43
Bruney 1.00001201.69
Proctor (H, 7)0.10000003.04
Farnsworth 1.00001004.42

HBP: Jeter (by Pineiro), Cora (by Proctor).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 109-59, Romero 30-11, Delcarmen 16-9, Pineiro 13-8, Wang 114-65, Myers 2-1, Bruney 20-12, Proctor 5-3, Farnsworth 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 5-7, Romero 1-2, Delcarmen 2-1, Pineiro 2-1, Wang 9-5, Myers 0-1, Bruney 0-1, Proctor 1-0, Farnsworth 0-3.
Batters faced: Wakefield 27, Romero 6, Delcarmen 3, Pineiro 4, Wang 29, Myers 1, Bruney 5, Proctor 2, Farnsworth 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Myers 2-1, Bruney 1-0, Proctor 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:28.
Att: 55,078.

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