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Yankees sweep out Fenway
Bombers bust up Boston
The lethal Yankees lineup would not be denied on Friday night, mounting a seventh-inning rally to earn the sweep. Derek Jeter delivered the key blow, lining a bases-loaded three-run double. Johnny Damon continued to menace his former team with three hits, including his 20th homer.
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Yankees 14, Red Sox 11
Derek Jeter lines the go-ahead three-run double in the seventh inning on Friday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Red Sox suffer sweep
The Sox's offense came to life on Friday night, but a seventh-inning rally by the Yankees doomed Boston in a twin bill sweep. Mark Loretta led the way on offense with three hits and four RBIs. Manny Ramirez notched four hits, upping his average to .326. Mike Timlin was hit with the loss in relief.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 18, 2006
NYY
NY Yankees (71-48)
Won 1
NY Yankees 14, Boston 11   BOS
Boston (69-51)
Lost 1
August 18, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 5 0 2 0 0 7 0 0   14 17 3
Boston
1 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 1   11 17 0
Standings thru 8/18/06  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF6133017.294
Jeter, SS6113026.338
Abreu, DH4122210.298
Rodriguez, 3B5221103.287
Cano, 2B6023013.327
Wilson, C, 1B2100100.266
  a-Giambi, PH-1B2100102.255
  Green, 1B0000000.187
Williams, RF4220110.283
Fasano, C3100014.227
  b-Posada, PH-C2120000.271
Cabrera, LF3332200.294
Totals431417148725 

a-Walked for Wilson, C in the 7th. b-Singled for Fasano in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cano (23, Lester), Abreu (31, Lester), Williams (24, Tavarez), Jeter (28, Timlin), Rodriguez (21, Timlin), Posada (18, Foulke).
HR: Damon (20, 4th inning off Lester, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 6; Jeter 2; Abreu 3; Rodriguez 3; Cano 3; Williams 3; Posada 3; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Cano 3 (39), Cabrera 2 (40), Damon 3 (66), Abreu 2 (73), Jeter 3 (75), Rodriguez (89).
2-out RBI: Abreu 2; Jeter 3; Rodriguez; Cano 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 2; Cano; Damon; Jeter.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Damon (8, 2nd base by Lester/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
E: Wilson, C (2, fielding), Jeter (11, fielding), Rodriguez (22, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cabrera (Loretta at home).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 3B-1B5221102.294
Loretta, 2B6034012.308
Ortiz, DH5222113.285
Ramirez, LF6142000.325
Hinske, 1B3000124.270
  a-Lowell, PH-3B2010001.284
Pena, RF6000019.302
Crisp, CF4210112.276
Mirabelli, C5110022.197
Cora, SS4331100.291
Totals461117105825 

a-Singled for Hinske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (23, Ponson), Youkilis (33, Ponson), Loretta (29, Ponson), Ramirez (25, Ponson).
HR: Ortiz (43, 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Youkilis 3; Loretta 4; Ortiz 6; Ramirez 5; Lowell; Crisp; Mirabelli; Cora 3.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (96), Youkilis (62), Loretta 4 (50), Ortiz 2 (115), Cora (14).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Youkilis; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz; Mirabelli; Pena 3; Loretta; Crisp 2.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cora (6, 2nd base off Bruney/Fasano).

FIELDING
DP: (Mirabelli-Loretta).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 3.09761406.25
Villone 1.03331102.79
Bruney 1.22003300.00
Myers (W, 1-0)0.21000002.45
Farnsworth 0.11000004.08
Proctor (H, 17)1.10000003.55
Rivera 1.01110011.94
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 3.28773414.72
Tavarez 2.12001204.79
Hansen (H, 8)0.12331005.90
Timlin (BS, 5)(L, 5-3)0.24441003.86
Foulke 2.01002105.29

Ponson pitched to 3 batters in the 4th.
Villone pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Lester.
IBB: Abreu (by Timlin).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 78-50, Villone 32-19, Bruney 56-34, Myers 11-8, Farnsworth 6-5, Proctor 18-13, Rivera 14-11, Lester 95-58, Tavarez 32-22, Hansen 21-11, Timlin 32-19, Foulke 42-27.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 1-4, Villone 2-0, Bruney 1-0, Myers 1-1, Farnsworth 1-0, Proctor 2-2, Rivera 1-2, Lester 4-2, Tavarez 3-2, Hansen 1-0, Timlin 0-2, Foulke 1-4.
Batters faced: Ponson 20, Villone 7, Bruney 10, Myers 3, Farnsworth 2, Proctor 4, Rivera 5, Lester 21, Tavarez 10, Hansen 4, Timlin 7, Foulke 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Villone 3-2, Bruney 2-2, Myers 2-0, Farnsworth 1-0, Proctor 2-0, Tavarez 1-0, Timlin 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from LF.
T: 4:45.
Att: 36,071.

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