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Lugo has three hits, three RBI as Sox beat Yanks again

Apr 28, 2007 - 5:48 AM BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- In the middle innings, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Andy Pettitte each lost command of the strike zone. Pettitte's control was slightly worse and that continued the problems of the New York Yankees.

After Matsuzaka gave up four runs in the bottom of the fourth, Pettitte surrendered three in the top of the fifth as the Red Sox maintained their hot start with an 11-4 victory over the Yankees, who have lost seven in a row.

The Red Sox grabbed a 2-0 lead on Kevin Youkilis' two-run home run in the third and Matsuzaka (3-2) started strong.

The 26-year-old righthander struck out four of the first nine hitters before losing the strike zone in the fourth. Matsuzaka opened the fourth by issuing walks to Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi and Hideki Matsui.

After Jorge Posada's bloop single to left field halved the deficit, Matsuzaka retired Robinson Cano and Doug Mientkiewicz, but Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter came through.

"If I got into all the things that happened in the fourth inning, that'd be a very long story and it would sound like a lot of excuses," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter. "So to keep a long story short, I will just say there is a few things I think technically I still need to work on."

"That was a difficult inning, I think he threw 41 pitches and that's almost an alarming number of pitches," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "We were in the dugout thinking how much longer we can go and he ends up giving us two more clean innings."

Damon lined a 3-2 changeup into right field for a two-run single and Jeter followed with a run-scoring base hit. The Yankees took 25 minutes to score four times and the long layoff appeared to negatively impact Pettitte, who fell apart with one out in the fifth.

After Julio Lugo walked, Youkilis singled and David Ortiz lined an RBI base hit into center field. Manny Ramirez drew a walk to load the bases and J.D. Drew struck out. But Pettitte walked Mike Lowell, which tied the game and uncorked a wild pitch during an at-bat to Jason Varitek, scoring Ortiz.

Varitek drew the fourth walk of the inning and that forced manager Joe Torre to go to his bullpen early again as he replaced Pettitte with Scott Proctor.

Pettitte (1-1), who had his start pushed back two days due to Wednesday's rainout, lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed five runs, six hits and five walks. He threw 100 pitches and his outing marked the 11th time in 21 games a New York starter failed to get past the fifth.

"We've lost seven in a row," Pettitte said. "That's frustrating and it's disappointing. To top it off, for me personally, it's disappointing because I had a lead and I gave it right back to them.

"It makes you sick to your stomach. I won't sleep good tonight, that's for sure."

As for Matsuzaka, he recovered nicely from the fourth and retired the side in the fifth and sixth. He allowed four runs and five hits in six innings while issuing four walks and striking out seven in a 117-pitch outing.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 4 11 13 2
    NY YANKEES 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - DAISUKE MATSUZAKA, MIKE TIMLIN (7TH), HIDEKI OKAJIMA (8TH),
    JOEL PINEIRO (9TH) AND JASON VARITEK
    NYY - ANDY PETTITTE, SCOTT PROCTOR (5TH), SEAN HENN
    (6TH), L

    Apr 27 11:05 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID ORTIZ SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D ORTIZ ON FIRST, J LUGO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 11
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.195, 1-FOR-4, BB)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 10:55 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY KEVIN YOUKILIS SCORED COCO CRISP.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J LUGO ON SECOND, D PEDROIA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 10
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.289, 1-FOR-3, 2 BB, RBI)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 10:53 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JULIO LUGO SCORED JASON VARITEK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J LUGO ON FIRST, D PEDROIA ON SECOND, C
    CRISP ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 9
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.286, 2-FOR-4, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 10:52 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY COCO CRISP SCORED MIKE LOWELL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRISP ON FIRST, J VARITEK ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 8
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D PEDROIA (.189, 1-FOR-4)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 10:39 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JULIO LUGO SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LUGO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 7
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.289, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 10:10 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JULIO LUGO (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF SCOTT PROCTOR.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6, NY YANKEES 4
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.293, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 9:22 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY ANDY PETTITTE ALLOWED DAVID ORTIZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M LOWELL ON FIRST, M RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J VARITEK (.230, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 9:01 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID ORTIZ SCORED JULIO LUGO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ORTIZ ON FIRST, K YOUKILIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 3
    NY YANKEES 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.200, 1-FOR-2)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 8:52 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DEREK JETER SCORED JORGE POSADA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D JETER ON FIRST, J DAMON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: B ABREU (.272, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 8:41 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED JASON GIAMBI AND HIDEKI
    MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON FIRST, J POSADA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2
    NY YANKEES 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.321, 1-FOR-2)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 8:39 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE POSADA SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J POSADA ON FIRST, H MATSUI ON SECOND, J
    GIAMBI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 8:28 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KEVIN YOUKILIS (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF ANDY PETTITTE SCORED JULIO LUGO.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2, NY YANKEES 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.284, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox vs. YankeesApr 27 7:51 PM