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Ellsbury steals show
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Red Sox 4, Yankees 1
Jacoby Ellsbury stole home off Andy Pettitte, who picked off two on Sunday. (Getty)
Finding new ways to win, the Red Sox shoved the Yankees out of Boston with their 10th consecutive win thanks in part to Jacoby Ellsbury's straight steal of home, the first such play by a Sox player since Billy Hatcher did it in 1994. The Red Sox finished their homestand a perfect 9-0.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (9-9)
Lost 3
Boston 4, NY Yankees 1   BOS
Boston (12-6)
Won 10
April 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 2
Boston
0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 X   4 7 1
Standings thru 4/26/09  |  Recap: NYY | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .220
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .299
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .218
Swisher, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .373
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .283
Matsui, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .280
Cabrera, Me, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .303
Berroa, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
  a-Damon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311
Totals 33 1 7 1 1 7 12  

a-Flied out for Berroa in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Cano 2; Matsui 2; Jeter; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Gardner (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Teixeira; Cabrera, Me 2; Damon.
SAC: Berroa.
SF: Gardner.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Berroa 2 (2, fielding, throw).
DP: (Cano-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Pettitte 2 (Pedroia at 1st base, Green, N at 1st base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .289
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297
Ortiz, D, DH 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .222
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .439
Drew, J, RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 .255
  Van Every, J, RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Bay, LF 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 .316
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .324
Varitek, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .216
Green, N, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .302
Totals 29 4 7 3 5 7 21  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (6, Pettitte), Drew, J (6, Pettitte).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell; Drew, J 2; Green, N; Youkilis; Bay.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (11), Drew, J (8).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D; Drew, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Lowell; Bay 2; Green, N 2.
SF: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (10, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada, home off Pettitte/Posada), Bay (2, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada).
CS: Pedroia (3, 2nd base by Pettitte/Posada), Green, N (1, 2nd base by Pettitte/Posada).
PO: Pedroia (1st base by Pettitte), Green, N (1st base by Pettitte).

FIELDING
E: Lowell (2, fielding).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (L, 2-1) 6.0 6 4 3 4 6 0 2.96
Melancon 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masterson (W, 2-0) 5.1 6 1 1 1 4 0 2.70
Jones, H (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Bowden (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Saito (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.26

Game Scores: Pettitte 48, Masterson 55.
IBB: Youkilis (by Pettitte).
HBP: Bay (by Melancon).
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 116-65, Melancon 22-12, Masterson 99-62, Jones, H 8-7, Bowden 31-17, Saito 21-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 6-4, Melancon 3-1, Masterson 7-5, Jones, H 0-0, Bowden 1-2, Saito 0-1.
Batters faced: Pettitte 27, Melancon 9, Masterson 24, Jones, H 2, Bowden 6, Saito 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jones, H 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 38,154.
Venue: Fenway Park.
April 26, 2009
April 26, 2009

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