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Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
The Red Sox gave up more late-inning runs, but held on to win in 10 innings, 3-2. Pedro Ciriaco picked up only one hit and it was a big one, an RBI single in the top of the 10th that proved to be the game-winner.
The Red Sox scored two runs in the 2nd inning via a Ryan Sweeney 2-run double. Felix Doubront did a great job preserving that lead until he surrendered a solo homer to Russell Martin in the 7th. Doubront came out in the 7th after going 6 1/3, giving up 4 hits, that one run, 5 walks and striking out 8. Yeah, 5 walks. Felix pitched around those walks and none of them did any further damage. The bullpen did a decent job until the bottom of 8th with 2 outs. Enter, Alfredo Aceves with an inherited runner on second from Andrew Miller. Once again, Russell Martin came though for the Yankees and singled home Andruw Jones from second to tie the game and hand Alfredo Aceves his 5th blown save of the season.
Neither team could come up with anything in the 9th, bringing the game to extras in the **** hole Bronx.
The 10th inning was quite interesting. Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew a walk to start the inning. Will Middlebrooks followed and on a bunt attempt, he was clearly hit on the wrist by a pitch inside. It looked as if Middlebrooks brought the bat back, but it was ruled foul ball, leading to a Bobby Valentine ejection. Valentine's best buddy, Josh Beckett was also ejected for flapping his gums from the dugout. When the dust settled, Will Middlebrooks hit a single to left on the very next pitch. After a Sweeney fielders choice that moved Salty to third, Pedro Ciriaco came to the plate with a chance to be a hero for the Sox again. He delivered. Ciriaco hit an "excuse me" bloop single to right that scored Salty from third that was ultimately the winning run and was his only hit. Alfredo Aceves finished the job he screwed up and pitched an almost perfect 10th (HBP of Swisher), to get his 2nd win of the season.
If you are still awake, crack open another beer and celebrate, the Sox have won a series against the Yankees and are streaking!
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NEW YORK -- A month ago, Pedro Ciriaco was playing hero in Pawtucket. These days, the stakes are much higher. For the second straight game, the Red Sox utilityman delivered a knockout blow to the Yankees, looping an RBI blooper in the 10th inning to lift the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory and series win on Sunday. The heroics came one day after Ciriaco rifled an RBI triple in the ninth...
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco did it again. Ciriaco delivered the game-winning hit Sunday night, a fisted blooper
into shallow right field to score Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the 10th inning and give the Red Sox a 3-2
victory over the Yankees. But Ciriaco's presence in the lineup at shortstop had little to do with his
recent hot streak or his go-ahead RBI triple in the ninth inning...
NEW YORK –– Pedro Ciriaco is enjoying a career year. After thriving in Pawtucket, the utility man has been a key contributor to the Red Sox, hitting .356 with seven RBIs and six steals. Ciriaco –– a shortstop by nature –– has especially torched the Yankees this season, going 10-for-18 (.556) with seven runs and five RBIs in four games. He also ripped the go-ahead RBI...
The Red Sox won the game last night in extras to take a much needed series from the Yankees in order to keep any hope of their season alive. Felix Doubront pitched real well, however the hero from the night was consistent Yankee killer Pedro Ciriaco.
Doubront took the mound for the Sox and he showed that he can pitch against any team and any lineup. I heard whispers around...
Pedro Ciriaco's RBI single off David Robertson in the top of the 10th inning snapped a 2-2 tie, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 win in the rubber game of their weekend series against the Yankees in the Bronx. For Ciriaco it was his 2nd big hit in as many nights against the Yankees.Felix Doubront (pictured) pitched into the 7th inning allowing just 1 run on 4 hits. He walked 5 and...
Pedro Ciriaco blooped an RBI single in the 10th inning for his latest big hit against the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox squeaked out a 3-2 victory Sunday night moments after manager Bobby Valentine was ejected.
Felix Doubront held the Yankees scoreless until Russell Martin homered leading off the seventh inning. Martin also hit a tying single with two outs in the eighth...
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NEW YORK -- Will Middlebrooks emerged from the shower, saw the reporters spilling out of Pedro Ciriaco's locker into his, turned around and headed back to an off-limits area of the visitor's clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. "Pedro's a superstar," Middlebrooks said with a grin. With just 98 big-league at-bats under his belt, Ciriaco isn't quite a superstar...
Pedro! Pedro! Pedro! Certainly if the Boston Red Sox were playing at home last night instead of Yankee Stadium that would have been the chant going on. And if you're the New York Yankees you probably don't want to see Pedro Ciriaco anytime soon.
For the second straight night, Ciriaco delivered the big hit as his bloop single in the 10th gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead and...
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NEW YORK -- Pedro Ciriaco's ninth-inning triple just beyond the reach of Curtis Granderson scored Jacoby Ellsbury with the winning run as the Boston Red Sox edged the New York Yankees 8-6 in front of 49,573 fans Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox blew a five-run lead and appeared as if they might be headed for a disastrous defeat when Mark Teixeira tied the game for the...
NEW YORK -- For the second night in a row, the Boston Red Sox blew an eighth-inning lead against the rival New York Yankees, only to win the game on a hit by Pedro Ciriaco in their final at-bat. On Sunday, it was a soft single to right with one out in the 10th inning, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 victory in the Yankees' first extra-inning home game this season. The hit capped...
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NEW YORK -- For the second night in a row, the Boston Red Sox blew an eighth-inning lead against the rival New York Yankees, only to win the game on a hit by Pedro Ciriaco in their final at-bat. On Sunday, it was a soft single to right with one out in the 10th inning, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 victory and sending the Yankees to their first extra-inning home defeat this season. ...