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Boston (95-67) «1000000201470

BoSox win Game 2 of DH in extras; Yanks finish season short of 90 wins

CBSSports.com wire reports

BOSTON -- The playoff-bound Red Sox won the second game against the Yankees 4-3 on Jonathan Van Every's bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th.

With defending World Series champion Boston heading to the AL division series at the Los Angeles Angels starting Wednesday night and New York missing the postseason, the doubleheader lacked the usual intensity of Yankees-Red Sox matchups.

In the second game, Van Every singled off Jose Veras (5-3).

"Van Every gets a hit that will mean nothing in the standings," Boston manager Terry Francona said, "but it's more fun to go home with a win."

Devern Hansack (1-0) pitched the 10th for the victory as Boston prevented the Yankees (89-73) from achieving a seventh consecutive 90-win season. New York finished five games back of the wild-card Red Sox and missed the postseason for the first time since 1993.

"It was a tough season for us," Girardi said. "Yes, I am sad. I want to be playing on Wednesday or Thursday. We're not going to, unfortunately, and it's a motivating factor for next year."


  • The Red Sox went over the 3 million mark in home attendance for the first time and finished at 3,048,248.
  • Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
  • Abreu has reached base in 27 straight games at Fenway Park.
  • Pedroia had 213 hits, tying Jim Rice for the fourth-highest season total in team history.
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Jonathan Van Every (2nd to right) and Sean Casey (far right) embrace after helping Boston win.  (AP)
Jonathan Van Every (2nd to right) and Sean Casey (far right) embrace after helping Boston win. (AP)

Players of the Game

T. Wakefield
IP 5.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 0
K 3
New York

R. Cano
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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a-walked for Ransom in the 9th
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2B - Coco Crisp (18, Ponson)
3B - Alex Cora (2, Veras)
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David Aardsma (BS,1) 1322110 5.55
Devern Hansack (W,1-0) 1000010 4.05
HBP - Gardner (by Tim Wakefield), Miranda (by Tim Wakefield)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Wakefield 56-39, Justin Masterson 27-18, Mike Timlin 29-18, David Aardsma 23-15, Devern Hansack 14-10
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Batters Faced - Tim Wakefield 19, Justin Masterson 8, Mike Timlin 5, David Aardsma 7, Devern Hansack 3
Game Information
Attendance - 37440
Game Time - 3:10
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - James Hoye