New York at Boston

Final 11th
W: R. Ramirez (2-0) L: D. Marte (0-1)
HR: NYY - None   BOS - J. Bay (4), K. Youkilis (5)

Bay ties it in ninth, Youkilis wins it in 11th for Red Sox over Yankees wire reports

BOSTON -- Jason Bay homered to the hardest part of Fenway Park off the best reliever in baseball. Compared to that, Kevin Youkilis didn't think his game-ending homer was worth all the fuss.

"That's a huge at-bat," Youkilis said Friday night, after Bay hit a two-run shot off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings. "If he just misses that ball, it's 'Game over."'

But Bay connected, clearing the 37-foot-high Green Monster above the 379-foot marker, and Youkilis hit a solo shot in the 11th to give the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.

It was Boston's eight consecutive victory.

"It's tough to close out a game in this ballpark," said Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon, who used to play for the Red Sox. "In this ballpark, one swing of the bat can get you back in the game."

Ramon Ramirez (2-0) allowed one hit and one walk in one inning for the win.

Damaso Marte (0-1) struck out three and allowed just one hit: Youkilis' fifth homer of the year and the second game-ender of his career.

"It was a great night," Youkilis said. "Back and forth the whole game."

Rivera, who hadn't been called upon to get more than three outs in his first seven appearances this season, came on with two outs in the eighth and struck out Dustin Pedroia with runners on first and second to end the inning. In the ninth, he gave up a one-out single to Youkilis and, one out later, Bay's homer to tie it.

"When you see him come in, it's not a confidence booster," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "We have put a dent in him more than anybody else -- but we've also seen him more than anybody else."

After Mike Lowell singled, Rivera struck out Jason Varitek to send it to extra innings.

"Mo got him out and then was one out away from closing out this game," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It's unfortunate, but it's still one game."

Jonathan Papelbon stranded two in the top of the 10th. Ramirez walked Jorge Posada to lead off the 11th and Robinson Cano singled to put runners on first and second with one out, but Melky Cabrera grounded into a double play to end the threat.

Marte struck out David Ortiz to start the bottom of the 11th -- his fourth whiff of the night -- but Youkilis hit a 2-2 pitch to end it.

Joba Chamberlain held on through 5 1/3 innings thanks to four double plays. Boston finally chased him in the sixth, tying it 2-2 with three straight hits before Phil Coke got a pair of popups to end the inning.

Mark Teixeira, who snubbed the Red Sox and signed with their rivals, broke a seventh-inning tie in his first appearance at Fenway Park in a Yankees uniform. Teixeira, one of the pieces of New York's $423.5 million offseason spending spree, blooped one into center to break the tie, then New York took a 4-2 lead on Robinson Cano's sacrifice fly.


  • Arthur Giddon, a former bat boy for the Boston Braves, will be the honorary bat boy for the Red Sox on Saturday -- his 100th birthday.
  • Jon Lester pitched six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven. Chamberlain gave up one earned run and two in all, on nine hits and four walks while striking out two. He also had a balk and a throwing error.
  • Teixeira's third-inning single was the 1,000th of his career.
  • Cody Ransom was pulled for a pinch-runner after coming up lame taking third on a groundout.
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Jason Bay trots home as Mariano Rivera ponders another blown save to the Red Sox.  (Getty Images)
Jason Bay trots home as Mariano Rivera ponders another blown save to the Red Sox. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game

J. Bay
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
New York

D. Jeter
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Johnny Damon, LF5120123 .315
Mark Teixeira, 1B5021013 .240
Jorge Posada, DH4010233 .283
Nick Swisher, RF4010115 .302
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Robinson Cano, 2B5011012 .354
Melky Cabrera, CF-RF5110105 .286
Jose Molina, C3120200 .273
Cody Ransom, 3B3011113 .180
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2B - Derek Jeter (4, Okajima), Nick Swisher (7, Lester), Cody Ransom (5, Lester)
SF - Robinson Cano (1)
SH - Ramiro Pena (1)
RBI - Derek Jeter (11), Mark Teixeira (10), Robinson Cano (10), Cody Ransom (6)
SB - Melky Cabrera (1, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek), Cody Ransom (1, 2nd base off Saito/Varitek)
Team LOB - 15
DP - Cano-Jeter-Teixeira, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira, Cano-Jeter-Teixeira, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira
PB - Jose Molina (1)
E - Joba Chamberlain (1, Throwing)
New York Yankees
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Phil Coke 1.1000100 5.14
Jonathan Albaladejo (H,1) 1000010 2.70
Mariano Rivera (BS,1) 1.1422031 2.16
Damaso Marte (L,0-1) 1.1111031 15.43
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joba Chamberlain 6-5, Jonathan Albaladejo 2-0, Mariano Rivera 1-0
Batters Faced - Joba Chamberlain 27, Phil Coke 5, Jonathan Albaladejo 4, Mariano Rivera 8, Damaso Marte 5
Boston Red Sox
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Dustin Pedroia, 2B4010224 .284
David Ortiz, DH6010043 .215
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Jason Bay, LF5132001 .288
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    Jonathan Van Every, PR0000000 .000
    Gil Velazquez, 3B0000000 .000
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Nick Green, SS4021010 .333
2B - Dustin Pedroia (6, Chamberlain), Jason Bay (4, Chamberlain), Mike Lowell (6, Chamberlain)
HR - Kevin Youkilis (5, Marte), Jason Bay (4, M. Rivera)
RBI - Kevin Youkilis (13), Jason Bay 2 (13), Nick Green (7)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Bay 2 (4)
SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (7, off Chamberlain/Molina)
Team LOB - 13
DP - Green-Pedroia-Youkilis, Pedroia-Varitek-Youkilis, Pedroia-Youkilis
Boston Red Sox
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Takashi Saito 1000110 5.06
Javier Lopez 1000200 4.76
Jonathan Papelbon 1100110 1.23
Ramon Ramirez (W,2-0) 1100100 0.00
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WP - Javier Lopez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Lester 114-67, Hideki Okajima 21-15, Manny Delcarmen 8-5, Takashi Saito 19-9, Javier Lopez 23-10, Jonathan Papelbon 17-9, Ramon Ramirez 14-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Lester 5-5, Manny Delcarmen 1-2, Takashi Saito 2-0, Javier Lopez 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0, Ramon Ramirez 2-0
Batters Faced - Jon Lester 27, Hideki Okajima 4, Manny Delcarmen 3, Takashi Saito 4, Javier Lopez 5, Jonathan Papelbon 5, Ramon Ramirez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 38163
Game Time - 4:21
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Brian O'Nora