David Ortiz and Jason Varitek hit homers in a losing cause for Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
A win and a Yankees loss would have given Boston the AL East title, but the magic number stayed at two. David Ortiz homered in going 4-for-5, but after Josh Beckett's rough start, the Red Sox were turned away late. They left two runners on in the eighth inning and the bases loaded in the ninth.
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