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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 28, 2007
Pesky homer burns Sox
Final shot dooms Dice-K
Daisuke Matsuzaka took a tied game into the seventh inning thanks to a solo homer by Jason Varitek, but Johnny Damon pulled his new team one game closer to his former one with a two-run homer to the shortest part of the park, putting the Yankees up to stay. Manny Ramirez left with back spasms and may miss Wednesday's game.
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 Varitek's solo home run
 Ramirez's long ball
Yankees 5, Red Sox 3
Johnny Damon acknowledges the crowd at Yankee Stadium after Tuesday night's homer. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Series at a glance:
Damon serves revenge
It certainly wasn't his most memorable homer to right field at Yankee Stadium, but Johnny Damon broke a tie in the seventh inning with a two-run blast just inside the foul pole, dealing a crushing blow to his former team. Andy Pettitte won his sixth straight start.
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 Damon's two-run home run
 Jeter's solo home run
 Posada's RBI double
BOS
Boston (80-52)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 5, Boston 3   NYY
NY Yankees (73-59)
Won 1
August 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 7 1
NY Yankees
2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 8/28/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4010001.318
Youkilis, 1B2000211.290
Ortiz, DH3001012.322
Ramirez, LF3121011.292
  Kielty, LF0000000.259
  a-Hinske, PH-LF1000011.206
Lowell, 3B4020001.324
Drew, RF4000024.259
Varitek, C3111111.265
Crisp, CF4000032.270
Lugo, SS4110000.240
Totals3237331014 

a-Struck out for Kielty in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Lugo (2, Pettitte).
HR: Ramirez (20, 2nd inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out), Varitek (12, 7th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pedroia; Ramirez 5; Lowell 2; Varitek 4; Lugo 3.
RBI: Ramirez (86), Ortiz (88), Varitek (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew.
SF: Ortiz.
GIDP: Drew.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (2, fielding).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4222000.266
Jeter, SS3111101.318
Abreu, RF3100101.287
Rodriguez, 3B2000101.305
Matsui, DH4001003.303
Posada, C4021000.331
Cano, 2B4010013.302
Phillips, 1B3010010.289
  1-Betemit, PR-1B1100011.223
Cabrera, CF2000000.291
Totals305753310 


1-Ran for Phillips in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (36, Matsuzaka).
3B: Cano (7, Delcarmen).
HR: Jeter (9, 5th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 2 out), Damon (9, 7th inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 5; Jeter 4; Posada 3; Cano 3; Phillips.
RBI: Matsui (91), Posada (78), Jeter (59), Damon 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Posada; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 3; Matsui; Betemit.
S: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (19, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Phillips).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (L, 13-11)6.16553223.88
Lopez 0.10000002.73
Delcarmen 1.11000102.30
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 12-7)7.06332623.70
Chamberlain (H, 4)1.01001200.00
Rivera (S, 21)1.00000203.32

HBP: Rodriguez (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 110-62, Lopez 1-1, Delcarmen 25-16, Pettitte 119-70, Chamberlain 19-11, Rivera 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 10-7, Lopez 1-0, Delcarmen 2-1, Pettitte 6-9, Chamberlain 0-1, Rivera 0-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 29, Lopez 1, Delcarmen 5, Pettitte 28, Chamberlain 5, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 1-0, Delcarmen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:11.
Att: 55,037.

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