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Box > Boston 3, NY Yankees 2
Another wild night in the Bronx
Johnny Damon's ninth-inning single knocked in the winning run as Boston rallied to beat New York and move to within 2 1/2 games in the AL East.
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Johnny Damon hits a bloop single to drive in the winning run in the ninth inning. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Tanyon Sturtze pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and John Olerud homered, but Mariano Rivera couldn't nail down the final three outs for his 50th save and suffered his second loss to Boston this season.
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Boston wins thriller
Francona on Cabrera, winning game
Manny Ramirez on the catch
Kevin Millar on beating Rivera
Johnny Damon on beating Rivera
Manny Ramirez's leaping catch
Johnny Damon's go-ahead single
Johnny Damon's mammoth homer
Orlando Cabrera's game-tying single
Boston wins series opener
Miguel Cairo is robbed of a homer
Mariano Rivera just didn't have it
Joe Torre: losing with Rivera unusual
Jeter: Loss no worse than any other
John Olerud's solo homer

Boston (89-57)
Won 3
Boston 3, NY Yankees 2  
NY Yankees (92-55)
Lost 1
September 17, 2004
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0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 6 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings through 9/17/04  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Damon, CF4122100.312
Bellhorn, 2B5010033.264
Reese, 2B0000000.228
Ramirez, LF2000201.311
Ortiz, DH3010111.298
Nixon, RF3010114.289
1-Roberts, PR0100000.257
Mientkiewicz, 1B0000000.242
Varitek, C4000046.301
Millar, 1B3000012.297
2-Kapler, PR-RF0100000.273
Cabrera, SS4011010.260
Youkilis, 3B4000032.263

1-Ran for Nixon in the 9th. 2-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

HR: Damon (17, 3rd inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 5; Bellhorn; Ortiz; Nixon; Cabrera.
RBI: Damon 2 (79), Cabrera (53).
2-out RBI: Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 2, Nixon, Ramirez, Bellhorn.
GIDP: Millar.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Damon (17, 2nd base off Sturtze/Posada), Roberts (35, 2nd base off Rivera/Posada).

Jeter, SS4000012.286
Rodriguez, 3B3110110.290
Sheffield, RF3010102.298
Matsui, LF4000013.295
Posada, C4001001.262
Giambi, DH4000021.211
Olerud, 1B4111030.259
Cairo, 2B2000000.290
Lofton, CF3010011.280

2B: Rodriguez (24, Arroyo).
HR: Olerud (8, 5th inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rodriguez 2; Sheffield; Olerud 4; Lofton.
RBI: Posada (68), Olerud (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi, Sheffield.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Sturtze-Cairo-Olerud).

Arroyo 6.04221314.01
Embree 1.00000204.44
Timlin (W, 5-4)1.00001204.09
Foulke (S, 30)1.00000201.90
Hernandez 3.03112512.51
Sturtze 3.21002506.13
Gordon (H, 33)1.10000202.30
Rivera (BS, 4)(L, 4-2)1.02221201.95

HBP: Cairo (by Arroyo), Millar (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 89-55, Embree 16-12, Timlin 19-10, Foulke 16-9, Hernandez 68-38, Sturtze 59-36, Gordon 20-12, Rivera 27-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 5-10, Embree 0-1, Timlin 0-1, Foulke 0-1, Hernandez 3-1, Sturtze 2-4, Gordon 2-0, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Arroyo 24, Embree 3, Timlin 4, Foulke 3, Hernandez 14, Sturtze 13, Gordon 4, Rivera 7.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:19 (1:26 delay).
Att: 55,128.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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