End of game: Red Sox 3, Yankees 2
Phil Hughes (who was scheduled to start on Tuesday) in to pitch.
Youkilis flied out to center to start the inning. Ortiz hit a ground-rule double that bounced over the right field wall. Darnell McDonald in to pinch run for Papi. Hughes intentionally walked the red-hot Crawford.
Up came Josh Reddick, who’d been hitless tonight. Until now. Reddick ripped a single down the left field line, and then he and teammates celebrated Reddick’s first career walkoff hit.
Middle of 10th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 2
Daniel Bard on the mound. A little risky, considering Teixeira has four career home runs off him, but he got Tex to strike out for the first out. Cano then grounded out to second. Bard got Swisher looking to end the inning.
End of 9th: Red Sox 2, Yankees 2
Mariano Rivera in for the save.
Scutaro led off with a double off the Monster, capping a 4-for-4 day for him. He advanced to third on an Ellsbury sacrifice bunt. He scored on Pedroia’s sac fly to left. Gonzalez grounded out to end the inning. Off to extras we go!
Middle of 9th: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
Jonathan Papelbon in for the Sox. Nunez popped out in foul territory. Gardner singled to center – Ellsbury dove for it and nearly robbed him of the hit. Gardner stole second during Jeter’s at-bat. Jeter grounded out to third for out No. 2. Granderson flied out to right to end the inning. Last licks for the Sox coming up.
End of 8th: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
In to pitch: Dave Robertson. He struck out Ortiz to start the inning. He then allowed a hit to Crawford (Crawford’s eighth hit in his last nine at-bats). Crawford advanced to second, then third, on wild pitches but was stranded on third after Reddick struck out and Varitek popped out.
Middle of 8th: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
Dan Wheeler, in for Morales, struck out the side.
End of 7th: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
Pitching change: Rafael Soriano in for Wade.
1-2-3 inning for Soriano.
Middle of 7th: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1
Pitching change: Matt Albers in for Beckett.
Albers got the first two outs easily, a Martin groundout and a Nunez strikeout. But he served up a homer to Gardner that put the Yankees ahead for the first time tonight. After he hit Jeter with a pitch, Red Sox manager Terry Francona pulled him and put in Franklin Morales.
Morales walked both Granderson and Teixeira but somehow managed to get Cano to ground out to end the inning. That wasn’t easy.
End of 6th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 1
Pitching change: Boone Logan in for Garcia.
Ortiz led off with a walk, and Crawford singled. Reddick flied out to left for out No. 1. Cory Wade came in to pitch. On a 3-0 pitch, Varitek popped out foul. Scutaro then reached on an infield single to load the bases.
Ellsbury flied out to left to end the inning. Another missed opportunity for the Sox offense.
Middle of 6th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 1
Granderson flied out to right to start the inning. But back-to-back singles from Teixeira and Cano made things interesting. Swisher flied out to center.
With two on, two out, and a full count, Beckett struck out Chavez looking to escape the jam.
End of 5th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 1
Pedroia reached base on an infield single but was thrown out trying to steal second during Gonzalez’s at-bat. Gonzalez then grounded out to second, and Youkilis grounded out to short to end the inning. Where are these offenses hiding?!
Middle of 5th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 1
Pretty eventful inning. With one out, Martin tried to stretch a single into a double and was thrown out at second base by right fielder Josh Reddick. The next batter and No. 9 in the Yankee lineup was Eduardo Nunez, who homered over the Green Monster to tie the game.
Gardner then reached on an infield single, in which the ball deflected off of Beckett. Gardner stole second but was eventually stuck there as Jeter flied out to right to end the inning.
End of 4th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0
Crawford snapped his seven-hits-in-a-row streak with a groundout to second. Reddick then flied out to center. Jason Varitek walked, and Scutaro singled to ignite a mini-rally. Ellsbury grounded out to first to end it.
Middle of 4th: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0
Granderson led off with a walk and reached second on a stolen base. Teixeira then struck out. Cano grounded out to Gonzalez at first. Swisher flied out to the deepest part of the ballpark – nice play by Ellsbury to get to that ball in deep center.
End of 3rd: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0
Pedroia walked, but Gonzalez, Youkilis, and Ortiz all grounded out. Not much going on.
Middle of 3rd: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0
Russell Martin singled to left. Eduardo Nunez grounded out to first. Gardner flied out to center, and Jeter lined out to Dustin Pedroia to end the inning.
End of 2nd: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0
Kevin Youkilis walked to start the inning. David Ortiz singled to right, and Carl Crawford beat out an infield single for his seventh straight hit in the series. With the bases loaded, Josh Reddick struck out and Jason Varitek popped out to shallow left. Who else but Marco Scutaro came through in the clutch, singling to right and scoring Youk.
Ellsbury flied out to right to end the inning.
Middle of 2nd: Red Sox 0, Yankees 0
Three up, three down for Beckett. A pair of strikeouts – Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez, who’s DH-ing instead of Jorge Posada. Good start for Beckett.
End of 1st: Red Sox 0, Yankees 0
1-2-3 inning for Freddy Garcia. Nice defense by Tex to prevent Jacoby Ellsbury from reaching base.
Middle of 1st: Red Sox 0, Yankees 0
Josh Beckett struck out Brett Gardner looking to start the game. Then, Kevin Youkilis had another web gem-worthy defensive play to rob Derek Jeter of a single. Curtis Granderson drew a walk. Mark Teixeira flied out to right to end the inning.