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Posada leads charge
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Yankees 13, Red Sox 6
Jorge Posada follows through on a three-run home run during the fourth inning. (AP)
The Yankees ended their eight-game winless skid vs. the Red Sox in dramatic fashion by sending 13 batters to the plate in an eight-run fourth inning. Jorge Posada went 3-for-5 and came a triple shy of the cycle while New York rapped out 18 hits.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-45)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 13, Boston 6   NYY
NY Yankees (66-42)
Won 4
August 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2   6 8 1
NY Yankees
0 0 1 8 2 1 1 0 X   13 18 0
Standings thru 8/6/09  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 6 0 1 1 0 3 4 .299
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 .306
Martinez, V, C 3 1 0 0 3 1 5 .292
Youkilis, LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .310
  Reddick, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 .222
Drew, J, RF 2 1 1 0 3 0 1 .250
Lowell, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .298
Kotchman, 1B 4 2 1 2 1 1 6 .281
Lowrie, SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143
  Green, N, SS 2 0 0 0 1 2 5 .236
Totals 35 6 8 6 12 10 39  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (32, Chamberlain), Drew, J (23, Chamberlain).
HR: Pedroia (8, 3rd inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 0 out), Kotchman (7, 4th inning off Chamberlain, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Kotchman 4; Lowell 2; Pedroia 7; Drew, J 2.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (48), Kotchman 2 (43), Lowell (54), Ellsbury (36).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 3; Ellsbury 2; Drew, J; Green, N 2; Martinez, V.
GIDP: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 3-for-21.
Team LOB: 15.

FIELDING
E: Green, N (13, throw).
Outfield assists: Ellsbury (Posada at home), Youkilis (Jeter at 2nd base).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Kotchman).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 .316
Damon, LF 5 3 3 1 0 1 1 .287
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .288
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .261
  Hinske, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Matsui, DH 5 1 1 3 0 1 3 .261
Posada, C 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 .278
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .309
Swisher, RF 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 .248
  1-Hairston, J, PR-RF-3B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .257
Cabrera, Me, CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .286
Totals 39 13 18 13 6 4 13  

1-Ran for Swisher in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira 2 (31, Smoltz, Smoltz), Posada (16, Smoltz), Matsui (19, Traber).
HR: Damon (20, 3rd inning off Smoltz, 0 on, 1 out), Cabrera, Me (11, 4th inning off Smoltz, 2 on, 0 out), Posada (14, 4th inning off Traber, 2 on, 2 out), Teixeira (28, 7th inning off Traber, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada 7; Cano 2; Teixeira 8; Matsui 2; Jeter; Damon 6; Rodriguez, A; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me 5.
RBI: Damon (64), Cano (57), Cabrera, Me 3 (43), Matsui 3 (52), Posada 3 (50), Jeter (45), Teixeira (81).
2-out RBI: Posada 3; Matsui 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Me 2; Matsui; Posada; Damon.
GIDP: Cabrera, Me.
Team RISP: 6-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smoltz (L, 2-5) 3.1 9 8 8 4 3 2 8.33
Traber 3.2 9 5 5 1 1 2 12.27
Saito 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.23
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain (W, 8-2) 5.0 6 4 4 7 5 2 3.73
Robertson, D 0.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.52
Coke 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.80
Melancon 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.18
Claggett 1.0 2 2 2 2 1 0 33.75

Game Scores: Smoltz 9, Chamberlain 37.
WP: Robertson, D.
IBB: Rodriguez, A (by Smoltz).
HBP: Pedroia (by Melancon).
Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 92-52, Traber 70-41, Saito 11-5, Chamberlain 108-62, Robertson, D 25-14, Coke 13-8, Melancon 28-16, Claggett 28-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smoltz 2-3, Traber 3-3, Saito 1-1, Chamberlain 3-6, Robertson, D 0-0, Coke 0-2, Melancon 3-0, Claggett 1-0.
Batters faced: Smoltz 22, Traber 20, Saito 3, Chamberlain 27, Robertson, D 4, Coke 4, Melancon 6, Claggett 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Traber 3-3, Coke 2-0, Melancon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:52.
Att: 49,005.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009

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