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Yankees edge Red Sox in 10 innings, 6-5

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 2, 2010 04:10 PM

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Game over: Yankees 6, Red Sox 5 (10 innings)

Mariano Rivera took care of business for his 33rd save. It took four hours and 18 minutes.

Game 2 to come.

Middle of the 10th: Yankees 6, Red Sox 5

Poor pitching and defense. The story of the 2010 Sox. Papelbon walked Brett Gardner to start the inning. A bunt by Pena moved him to second. Jeter then hit a slow roller to second. Bill Hall charged the ball, which rolled under his glove. Gardner scored without a play.

It goes an unearned run.

Rivera in to pitch.

Crowd update

This from intrepid Nick Cafardo: The police are keeping people away from the Yawkey Way area. Meanwhile the crowd from Game 1 is trickling out if the park as the game goes past four four hours.

The Sox plan to start the second game as soon as possible.

Top of the 10th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 5

Extra innings it is as Hughes retires the Sox in order. Papelbon in now. Sox are 5-11 in extras, Yankees 6-6.

Middle of the 9th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 5

Gotta love baseball. Red Sox have a lineup of McDonald, Patterson, Cash, Ortiz, Anderson, Hall, Nava, Navarro and Lopez and it's 5-5 headed to the bottom of the ninth with the crowd going wild.

Phil Hughes in for the Yankees. Game 2 scheduled to start in 70 minutes.

Top of the 9th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 5

Well, that was interesting. With one out, Kerry Wood walked Lowrie, Martinez and Ortiz. As that happened, Patterson ran for Lowrie and Reddick ran for Martinez.

With Anderson up, Wood threw a wild pitch. Patterson scored. Jorge Posada's throw got away from Wood covering the plate and third base coach Tim Bogar sent Reddick to the plate. He was thrown out by third baseman Ramiro Pena.

Then Anderson struck out to end the inning. So it's 5-5 and another game starts in 75 minutes.

Middle of the 8th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

The Yankees drew three walks and three Red Sox pitchers (Bowden, Richardson and Coello) threw 765 pitches. But the Yankes did not score. Now the Sox will face Kerry Wood.

Traffic around Fenway should be a real delight in about a half hour.

Top of the 7th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

Lars Anderson, infused by the Mike Lowell magic, drew a walk. Bill Hall singled off Joba Chamberlain and Anderson then scored on a wild pitch.

Three innings left to play and it's 7:07 p.m. How could they ever start the next game in two hours and three minutes?

Mike Lowell Day update

Check out the great photo gallery on Boston.com.

Top of the 7th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3

Rich Hill chucked a scoreless inning for the Sox. It looks like he will get an invite to spring training next season. Then Ortiz grounded into a double play to end the bottom of the inning. Soxhave 10 hits and have drawn four walks in six innings and have only three runs.

Top of the 6th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3

The Sox left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 5th as McDonald struck out looking. Then after Wakefield came out to warm up, Francona came out of the dugout to get him and he departed to warm applause.

I wonder if that was Francona's way of giving Wake a sendoff? If so, he'll have ended his career striking out Jorge Posada. Not a bad way to end it.

Bottom of the 5th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3

Lowell hammered a pitch of the upper third of The Wall and settled for a single. At 2 for 2 with a walk, Terry Francona sent Lars Anderson out to run for him. As the crowd cheered, Lowell came out of the dugout and tipped his helmet to the fans.

I would think that's it for Mike. No reason to play him in the final two games. Let him go out with a hit and a curtain call. Seems perfect.

Middle of the 5th: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3

If this is the last time Tim Wakefield pitches for the Sox, it's not going well. Granderson walked and scored on a double to the gap in left by Teixeira. Cano then had a ground-rule double that Nava tried to make a sliding catch on.

Wakefield has allowed seven hits in five innings, four for extra bases.

Top of the 5th: Yankees 3, Red Sox 3

Wakefield worked out a leadoff walk to Posada. The Red Sox then blew a shot against Pettitte. McDonald doubled with one out and went to third on a single by Lowrie. But Martinez and Ortiz struck out.

Weird outing for Pettitte in that he has struck out eight but also allowed eight hits and walked two.

Top of the 4th: Yankees 3, Red Sox 3

There is no quit on Mike Lowell Day. The man of the hour walked with two outs and went to third on a bloop single by Hall. Nava then dumped an RBI single into center. Navarro had a chance for more but whiffed.

Pettitte has struck out six but allowed six hits in his three innings.

Middle of the 3rd: Yankees 3, Red Sox 2

Wakefield walked Jeter then allowed a triple to Granderon on a ball that was crushed to dead center. Granderson scored when A-Rod grounded to short. Cano then homered inside the pole in right. That's 29 homers and 107 RBIs for Cano.

He may be the overall best player on the Yankees at this point.

Top of the 3rd: Red Sox 2, Yankees 0

Wakefield allowed a leadoff double by Swisher but worked out of it. The Red Sox had singles by Navarro and Lopez but Pettitte struck out McDonald and Lowrie.

Top of the 2nd: Mike Lowell 2, Red Sox 0

Wakefield allowed two-out singles by Teixeira and A-Rod. But Cano grounded out to the man of the day, Lowell.

Pettitte gave up a single to Martinez in the bottom of the inning before Ortiz walked. Lowell came to the plate to a standing ovation and drilled a two-run double to right field, just over the glove of a leaping Swisher.

Yeah, there's no rooting in the press box. But good for him. That's 394 doubles and 952 RBIs for Mike.

Hall popped to right to end the inning.

Top of the 1st: Yankees 0, Red Sox 0

Welcome to Fenway Park, where the Red Sox and Yankees will meet on a beautiful fall day. Stay with Extra Bases for inning-by-inning updates.

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