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NYY 4,  BOS 6
Red Sox win series, 4-3
After 12, Sox shun good night's sweep
Alex Rodriguez's two-run home run got the Yankees started in their quest to finish off the Red Sox and win a 40th American League pennant, but closer Mariano Rivera couldn't seal the deal against Boston. The New York bullpen held the line in extra innings until Paul Quantrill surrendered a dramatic home run to force a Game 5 in the series. Full story >


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David Ortiz celebrates with teammates after his game-winning tater in the 12th. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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With the Red Sox three outs away from being swept in the ALCS, Bill Mueller drove home the tying run in the ninth, and David Ortiz hit his second walk-off homer of the postseason with a two-run jack in the 12th. Full story >

October 17, 2004
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NY Yankees
0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 12 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   6 8 0
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4110104.200
Rodriguez, 3B5112113.368
Sheffield, RF5000112.500
Matsui, LF5120112.550
Williams, CF6011015.333
Posada, C4120201.357
Sierra, R, DH6020014.333
Clark, 1B6021013.250
Cairo, 2B4010112.214
Totals4541247726 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (5, Lowe).
3B: Matsui (1, Lowe).
HR: Rodriguez (2, 3rd inning off Lowe, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez 4; Matsui 5; Williams; Posada 2; Sierra, R 2; Clark 2; Cairo.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (5), Williams (7), Clark (1).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 2, Clark.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Jeter 2, Williams 3, Cairo.
S: Cairo, Jeter.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Clark (1, fielding).
DP: (Jeter-Cairo-Clark).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5100103.056
Cabrera, SS6111023.353
Ramirez, LF3120310.333
Ortiz, DH5124114.471
Varitek, C5000035.333
Nixon, RF5000001.235
Millar, 1B2010200.200
1-Roberts, PR0100000.000
Reese, 2B1000010.000
Mueller, 3B5121002.313
Bellhorn, 2B2000121.071
a-Mientkiewicz, PH-1B1000000.000
Totals4068681019 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Bellhorn in the 9th.
1-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz (1, 12th inning off Quantrill, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera; Ramirez 2; Ortiz 5; Millar; Mueller 2.
RBI: Cabrera (4), Ortiz 4 (6), Mueller (1).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 2, Nixon, Ortiz 2, Cabrera.
S: Mientkiewicz.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (1, 2nd base off Rivera/Posada), Damon (1, 2nd base off Gordon/Posada).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 5.03335605.40
Sturtze (H, 1)2.01000103.86
Rivera (BS, 1)2.02112201.93
Gordon 2.00001104.15
Quantrill (L, 0-1)0.022200110.80
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lowe 5.16330315.06
Timlin (BS, 1)1.031130011.57
Foulke 2.20002300.00
Embree 1.22001004.91
Myers 0.00001009.00
Leskanic (W, 1-0)1.110001010.13

Myers pitched to 1 batter in the 11th.
Quantrill pitched to 2 batters in the 12th.

WP: Timlin.
IBB: Sheffield (by Embree).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 95-50, Sturtze 25-15, Rivera 40-24, Gordon 26-16, Quantrill 8-4, Lowe 88-59, Timlin 37-18, Foulke 50-27, Embree 30-19, Myers 4-0, Leskanic 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-6, Sturtze 3-2, Rivera 3-1, Gordon 2-3, Quantrill 0-0, Lowe 10-3, Timlin 1-1, Foulke 2-3, Embree 1-4, Myers 0-0, Leskanic 1-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 23, Sturtze 6, Rivera 11, Gordon 7, Quantrill 2, Lowe 22, Timlin 8, Foulke 10, Embree 8, Myers 1, Leskanic 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 1-1, Foulke 1-0, Myers 2-0, Leskanic 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Randy Marsh. LF: Jeff Nelson. RF: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 5:02.
Att: 34,826.

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