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Beckett pummeled
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Yankees 8, Red Sox 4
Kevin Youkilis reacts after striking out in the first inning. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Josh Beckett was plagued by the long ball for the second consecutive start, but unlike his previous outing, the Sox's offense couldn't spare its ace of a loss as Boston holds a one-game lead in the American League Wild card race.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (78-46)
Won 1
NY Yankees 8, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (70-53)
Lost 1
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0   8 10 2
Boston
0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: NYY | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .332
Damon, LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .286
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .288
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 .264
Matsui, DH 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 .265
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .314
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Molina, J, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Totals 37 8 10 8 0 7 4  

BATTING
HR: Jeter (16, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out), Matsui 2 (23, 2nd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 2 out), Cano (19, 4th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out), Rodriguez, Al (22, 5th inning off Beckett, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 4; Teixeira; Matsui 8; Rodriguez, Al 4; Jeter 5; Damon 2; Molina, J.
RBI: Jeter (57), Matsui 2 (68), Teixeira (93), Rodriguez, Al 3 (68), Cano (62).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2; Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Cano 2 (9, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Sabathia (Ellsbury at 1st base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .294
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .299
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .293
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .307
Bay, LF 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .257
Lowell, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .304
Baldelli, RF 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 .267
  a-Drew, J, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259
Varitek, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .223
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .208
  b-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
Totals 35 4 9 3 1 11 14  

a-Walked for Baldelli in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Gonzalez, Al in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lowell (24, Sabathia), Varitek (21, Sabathia), Youkilis (30, Sabathia).
TB: Lowell 3; Baldelli; Pedroia; Youkilis 2; Varitek 2; Martinez, V 2; Bay.
RBI: Baldelli 2 (20), Varitek (47).
2-out RBI: Baldelli; Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Al 2; Ellsbury.
SF: Baldelli.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellsbury (9, 2nd base by Sabathia/Molina, J).
PO: Ellsbury (1st base by Sabathia).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 15-7) 6.2 8 4 3 0 8 0 3.59
Hughes, P (H, 14) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.33
Rivera 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.87
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (L, 14-5) 8.0 9 8 8 0 5 5 3.65
Saito 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.80

Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 118-80, Hughes, P 19-12, Rivera 18-12, Beckett 120-87, Saito 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 5-4, Hughes, P 0-3, Rivera 1-0, Beckett 12-4, Saito 1-0.
Batters faced: Sabathia 28, Hughes, P 5, Rivera 4, Beckett 33, Saito 4.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 38,008.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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