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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Last week the Yankees had one of the most impressive comebacks this franchise has seen; they were down nine runs in the second inning and ended winning 14-13 thanks to a two run homer from Jorge Posada, Jeter Also contributed to the victory. Jeter went 4-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs. He also threw out a runner at the plate and stole third base. "To be honest, I always thought we had a chance," Jeter said. "You try to get one back at a time. You can't get them all at once, and that's what we did.

" The Yankees overcame a nine-run deficit for the fourth time in their storied history. The last time was a 12-11 win in 10 innings against the rival Red Sox on June 26, 1987. Boston's starting pitcher in that one was Roger Clemens. It was a positive win for the Yankees that needed to keep the winning record, since they are in one of the toughest divisions in the league. They can’t allow important victories to slip away mostly against teams not as good as this one, in this division every victory is very important.

Lineup 1. Johnny Damon, CF.Derek Jeter, SS.Jason Giambi, DH. Alex Rodriguez, 3rd B. Jorge Posada, C.

Robinson Cano, 2nd B. Bernie Williams, RF.Andy Phillips, 1st B. Bubba Crosby, LF. Kurt Schilling got his sixth victory of the year in last week’s game against the Orioles on Tuesday night; Schilling earned his sixth win despite giving up three home runs, and the Red Sox got homers from Manny Ramirez and Trot Nixon in a 6-5 victory Tuesday night. Schilling (6-2) allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

He also yielded three homers in his previous start, a loss to the New York Yankees, but this time the Red Sox were able to mount enough offense to overcome the blows. "It's a win. It's a win because our bullpen is what it is and offensively we do what we have to do," Schilling said. "I had about zero input in this game, other than getting the first 17 outs." The Red Sox currently 23-14 are in a very tough division, in which they don’t have the luxury to play bad baseball and still get the victories. They need to focus and start playing better, this team has a great offense and of course a wonderful bullpen that give them an equilibrium that most teams don’t have. If they can find a rhythm they will be valid contenders for the World Series. This is a big old rivalry in baseball in which you can’t pass the opportunity to bet on and spice up this game even more. Lineup 1. Kevin Youkilis, 1st B.

Mark Loretta, 2nd B. David Ortiz, DH. Manny Ramirez, LF. Mike Lowell, 3rd B.


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