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Slugger comes up clutch
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Yankees 6, Red Sox 5
Alex Rodriguez (left) gets a hero's welcome in the Yankees dugout. (Elise Amendola/AP)
 Cano's RBI triple
 A-Rod's jack
Alex Rodriguez drilled an 0-2 pitch from Jonathan Papelbon for a solo home run during a driving rain in the ninth inning as the Yankees rallied to win the series finale. Andy Pettitte was forced to leave early with back spasms.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (24-30)
Won 1
NY Yankees 6, Boston 5   BOS
Boston (37-18)
Lost 1
June 3, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1   6 12 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Standings thru 6/3/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH4000113.251
Jeter, SS5100003.333
Abreu, RF4120110.244
Rodriguez, 3B5122013.293
Posada, C5121012.363
Matsui, LF4120012.284
Cano, 2B3011112.265
Phelps, 1B4021012.281
Cabrera, CF4110013.248
Totals3861253820 

BATTING
2B: Posada (19, Beckett), Abreu (9, Beckett).
3B: Cano (3, Okajima).
HR: Rodriguez (20, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Abreu 3; Rodriguez 5; Posada 3; Matsui 2; Cano 3; Phelps 2; Cabrera.
RBI: Phelps (10), Rodriguez 2 (47), Posada (37), Cano (26).
2-out RBI: Phelps; Rodriguez 2; Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Rodriguez; Matsui; Posada; Damon.
GIDP: Phelps.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Abreu (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Matsui (Lugo at home).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS3010213.226
Pedroia, 2B5123003.336
Ortiz, DH5111010.325
Ramirez, LF4020120.288
Youkilis, 1B3011002.350
Lowell, 3B5010024.333
Varitek, C4110003.275
Pena, RF4110010.229
Crisp, CF3110100.238
Totals3651154715 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia 2 (13, Pettitte, Vizcaino), Lowell (17, Vizcaino), Ramirez (12, Farnsworth).
TB: Lugo; Pedroia 4; Ortiz; Ramirez 3; Youkilis; Lowell 2; Varitek; Pena; Crisp.
RBI: Pedroia 3 (16), Ortiz (40), Youkilis (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 2; Varitek 2; Lowell.
SF: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (17, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Lowell (10, throw).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte 4.17551302.96
Vizcaino 1.22002106.91
Farnsworth 1.01000104.30
Bruney (W, 2-1)1.01001002.02
Rivera (S, 5)1.00000205.03
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett 6.18443502.95
Lopez 0.01000003.46
Donnelly (H, 8)0.10000003.63
Okajima (BS, 1)1.12110101.27
Papelbon (L, 0-1)1.01110212.11

Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Ramirez (by Vizcaino).
HBP: Youkilis (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 83-52, Vizcaino 32-16, Farnsworth 11-8, Bruney 21-11, Rivera 24-17, Beckett 117-77, Lopez 5-3, Donnelly 6-3, Okajima 23-16, Papelbon 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 4-6, Vizcaino 1-2, Farnsworth 1-1, Bruney 0-3, Rivera 0-1, Beckett 9-5, Lopez 0-0, Donnelly 0-1, Okajima 2-1, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Pettitte 21, Vizcaino 8, Farnsworth 4, Bruney 5, Rivera 4, Beckett 29, Lopez 1, Donnelly 1, Okajima 6, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Vizcaino 1-1, Lopez 1-0, Donnelly 2-0, Okajima 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 4:04.
Att: 36,793.

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