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8 straight pitches give Red Sox lead

Updated: October 16, 2003, 1:34 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A bullpen that's been a headache all season for the New York Yankees let them down at the worst time.

In a game with 28 hits, the Boston Red Sox stretched the AL Championship Series to a Game 7 on eight straight pitches out of the strike zone, four that were thrown there on purpose and four that were not.

Manager Joe Torre ordered an intentional walk to Jason Varitek to load the bases with two out in the seventh inning. Reliever Felix Heredia then missed the strike ...

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