Final
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Red Sox, Yankees series lacks usual luster

Jun 1, 2007 - 1:15 PM NY Yankees (22-29) at Boston (36-16) 7:05 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) - While it's always an event when the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet, this weekend's series feels quite a bit different than usual.

The first-place Red Sox host the last-place Yankees on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park.

New York took two of three games from Boston last week, but has dropped four of five since to fall 13 1/2 games behind its hated rivals. The Yankees are tied with Tampa Bay for last place in the American League East.

With the fact that a sweep would still leave New York double-digits behind the Red Sox and $28 million mercenary Roger Clemens not set to start until Monday, this weekend's series should lack the usual luster.

Tim Wakefield (5-5, 3.36 ERA) will take the mound for Boston. The veteran knuckleballer has struggled against the Yankees recently, dropping seven of his last eight decisions since May 2005.

Wakefield began the season 4-3 and led the league with a 1.79 ERA. Since then, he is just 1-2 with a 7.11 ERA, including a start against the Yankees on May 21 in which he allowed six runs in five innings to take a loss.

New York will counter with Chien-Ming Wang (3-4, 4.13). The 27-year-old sinkerballer got the win May 21 against Wakefield and the Red Sox, tossing 6 1/3 innings and surrendering two runs.

Wang has struggled against Boston in the past, owning a 3-4 career mark with a 4.78 ERA in nine games - eight starts.








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

    BATTERIES: NYY - CHIEN-MING WANG, MIKE MYERS (6TH), BRIAN BRUNEY (7TH), KYLE
    FARNSWORTH (8TH), SCOTT PROCTOR (9TH), RON VILLONE (9TH),
    MARIANO RIVERA (9TH) AND JORGE POSADA
    B

    Jun 1 11:46 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY WILY MO PENA SCORED DAVID ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W PENA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9
    BOSTON 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: E HINSKE (.167, 0-FOR-2)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 11:46 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MANNY RAMIREZ SCORED KEVIN YOUKILIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M RAMIREZ ON FIRST, D ORTIZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9
    BOSTON 4 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: W PENA (.233, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 11:45 PM
  • mark nothing makes me happier than seeing wake on the mound against the yanks.

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 11:26 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JORGE POSADA SCORED MELKY CABRERA, HIDEKI MATSUI
    AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, J POSADA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9
    BOSTON 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.272, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 9:12 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY DOUG MIRABELLI ALLOWED JOSH PHELPS TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 6
    BOSTON 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.263, 0-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 9:00 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELKY CABRERA SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, J PHELPS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    BOSTON 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.263, 0-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:59 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY TIM WAKEFIELD ALLOWED ROBINSON CANO TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PHELPS ON FIRST, B ABREU ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    BOSTON 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.224, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:57 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DUSTIN PEDROIA SCORED COCO CRISP.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D PEDROIA ON SECOND, D MIRABELLI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    BOSTON 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J LUGO (.228, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:39 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID ORTIZ SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D ORTIZ ON FIRST, K YOUKILIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    BOSTON 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.273, 1-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:19 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JULIO LUGO SCORED COCO CRISP.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D PEDROIA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    BOSTON 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.352, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:13 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOHNNY DAMON SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, J
    PHELPS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    BOSTON 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.341, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 8:04 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ROBINSON CANO (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF TIM WAKEFIELD SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 2, BOSTON 0
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: B ABREU (.228, 2 HR, 22 RBI)

    Yankees vs. Red SoxJun 1 7:57 PM