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Eastern deadlock
Yankees are fit to be tied
Rookie Chien-Ming Wang displayed uncharacteristic wildness, allowing five runs while walking six batters as the Yankees dropped into a tie for first place in the American League East with two games to go. Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer in the seventh.
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Red Sox 5, Yankees 3
David Wells fanned five batters over seven frames to notch his 15th victory. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Series at a glance:
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Wells pitches Sox to first
David Wells held the Yankees to three runs over seven innings of work to pitch the Red Sox back into a first-place tie in the American League East. Jason Varitek put the Sox ahead for good with a solo homer in the second.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 30, 2005
NYY
NY Yankees (94-66)
Lost 1
Boston 5, NY Yankees 3   BOS
Boston (94-66)
Won 2
September 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 7 2
Boston
1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 X   5 4 0
Standings through 9/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5112011.307
Rodriguez, A, 3B3100110.318
Giambi, 1B3010110.274
Sheffield, RF3000001.291
Matsui, LF4031010.302
Posada, C4000026.258
Sierra, DH4000026.235
Williams, CF4000011.251
Cano, 2B4120000.295
Totals343732915 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (44, Wells).
HR: Jeter (19, 7th inning off Wells, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 4; Giambi; Matsui 4; Cano 2.
RBI: Matsui (115), Jeter 2 (69).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sierra 4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, A (21, 3rd base off Wells/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, A (12, fielding), Giambi (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Wang-Giambi-Rodriguez, A-Jeter, Jeter-Cano-Giambi).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3210100.317
Renteria, SS2000112.278
Ortiz, DH2111201.299
Ramirez, M, LF4110013.288
Nixon, RF2001221.279
Varitek, C4111012.279
Olerud, 1B2001100.293
Mueller, 3B3000003.294
Graffanino, 2B3000000.305
Totals255447512 

BATTING
HR: Varitek (22, 2nd inning off Wang, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon; Ortiz; Ramirez, M; Varitek 4.
RBI: Ortiz (147), Varitek (70), Nixon (66), Olerud (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Ramirez, M.
S: Renteria.
SF: Olerud.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon 2 (17, 2nd base off Wang/Posada, 2nd base off Wang/Posada).
CS: Nixon (1, 2nd base by Wang/Posada).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (L, 8-5)6.24536414.02
Leiter 0.00001006.16
Proctor 1.10000105.52
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (W, 15-7)7.06332514.45
Bradford (H, 8)0.10000003.91
Myers (H, 9)0.10000103.19
Timlin (S, 13)1.11000302.25

Leiter pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Wang.
IBB: Ortiz (by Wang).
HBP: Sheffield (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Wang 104-54, Leiter 4-0, Proctor 16-11, Wells 101-70, Bradford 1-1, Myers 11-9, Timlin 16-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 13-2, Leiter 0-0, Proctor 2-1, Wells 4-12, Bradford 1-0, Myers 0-0, Timlin 1-0.
Batters faced: Wang 29, Leiter 1, Proctor 4, Wells 30, Bradford 1, Myers 1, Timlin 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Leiter 1-0, Proctor 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 34,832.

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