7:10 PM ET, August 21, 2009
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Matsui's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs key 20-run outburst as Yankees down Red Sox
BOSTON -- The Yankees' best offensive game in more than two years began with another leadoff hit for Derek Jeter. It ended with four runs in the ninth inning.
Run To The Top
Friday's game between the Red Sox and Yankees featured the highest combined score between the two teams in the history of the classic rivalry.
|Friday||31||Yankees 20, Red Sox 11|
|July 1903||29||Highlanders 15, Americans 14|
|Sept. 1933||28||Yankees 16, Red Sox 12|
|Sept. 1923||28||Yankees 24, Red Sox 4|
• The Yankees established season highs in runs (20) and hits (23). Both were the most for New York since July 22, 2007. It's the fifth time this decade the Yankees scored 20 runs.
• Derek Jeter had three hits and is hitting .543 (13 for 25) on the Yankees' eight-game road trip.
• Andy Pettitte got the win -- his 10th of the season. It's his 12th season of double-digit wins for the Yankees and is one short of the team record (Whitey Ford -- 13).
• The Yankees are 26-8 since the All-Star break, tied for the second best 34-game post-break start in the last 50 years.
• Boston has lost five straight against the New York after winning the first eight of the season series.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Ellsbury swiped a base to tie the Red Sox record of 54 steals set by Tommy Harper in 1973. ... The Yankees broke a seven-game losing streak at Fenway Park. ... New York activated LHP Damaso Marte from the 60-day disabled list and optioned 3B Ramiro Pena to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. ... The Red Sox activated Rocco Baldelli from the disabled list, called up Bowden from Triple-A Pawtucket, optioned OF Brian Anderson to Pawtucket and designated RHP Fernando Cabrera for assignment. ... New York's Nick Swisher reached for the 29th straight game, the longest current streak in the majors.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Fri 8/21)|
|Fri 4/24||@BOS 5, NYY 4||Recap|
|Sat 4/25||@BOS 16, NYY 11||Recap|
|Sun 4/26||@BOS 4, NYY 1||Recap|
|Mon 5/4||BOS 6, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Tue 5/5||BOS 7, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/9||@BOS 7, NYY 0||Recap|
|Wed 6/10||@BOS 6, NYY 5||Recap|
|Thu 6/11||@BOS 4, NYY 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/6||@NYY 13, BOS 6||Recap|
|Fri 8/7||@NYY 2, BOS 0||Recap|
|Sat 8/8||@NYY 5, BOS 0||Recap|
|Sun 8/9||@NYY 5, BOS 2||Recap|
|» Fri 8/21||NYY 20, @BOS 11||Box Score|
|Sat 8/22||@BOS 14, NYY 1||Recap|
|Sun 8/23||NYY 8, @BOS 4||Recap|
|Fri 9/25||@NYY 9, BOS 5||Recap|
|Sat 9/26||@NYY 3, BOS 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/27||@NYY 4, BOS 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Red Sox|
|1st||J Posada singled to center, D Jeter and M Teixeira scored, A Rodriguez to second.||2||0|
|1st||V Martinez hit sacrifice fly to center, J Ellsbury scored.||2||1|
|2nd||E Hinske hit a ground rule double to right, M Cabrera scored, D Jeter to third.||3||1|
|2nd||M Teixeira doubled to right, D Jeter and E Hinske scored.||5||1|
|2nd||A Rodriguez singled to left, M Teixeira scored advancing on play. A Rodriguez out stretching at second.||6||1|
|5th||H Matsui homered to right, M Teixeira and A Rodriguez scored.||9||1|
|5th||R Cano doubled to center, J Posada scored.||10||1|
|5th||M Cabrera singled to center, R Cano scored.||11||1|
|5th||M Teixeira singled to right, D Jeter scored, E Hinske to second.||12||1|
|5th||J Ellsbury singled to left, M Lowell and R Baldelli scored.||12||3|
|5th||D Pedroia doubled to left, J Ellsbury scored.||12||4|
|6th||M Cabrera doubled to deep center, J Posada scored, N Swisher to third.||13||4|
|6th||D Jeter singled to center, N Swisher and M Cabrera scored.||15||4|
|6th||D Ortiz singled to center, C Kotchman scored, N Green to second.||15||5|
|6th||R Baldelli walked, N Green scored, D Ortiz to third, M Lowell to second.||15||6|
|6th||A Gonzalez grounded into double play, second to shortstop to first, D Ortiz scored, R Baldelli out at second, M Lowell to third.||15||7|
|7th||H Matsui grounded out to first, A Rodriguez scored.||16||7|
|9th||H Matsui homered to right, E Hinske and J Hairston Jr. scored.||19||7|
|9th||N Swisher doubled to deep center, R Cano scored.||20||7|
|9th||J Varitek homered to center.||20||8|
|9th||D Ortiz doubled to deep center, N Green scored.||20||9|
|9th||M Lowell homered to left, D Ortiz scored.||20||11|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||37,869 (102.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||83 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|