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Game 113: Yankees at Red Sox08.07.11

YANKEES (69-43)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.22)
Garcia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (69-43)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Carl Crawford LF
Josh Reddick RF
Jason Varitek C
Marco Scutaro SS

RHP Josh Beckett (9-4, 2.20)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m., ESPN

WEATHER: It’s a rainy, cloudy day here in Boston.

UMPIRES: HP Tim Timmons, 1B Jeff Kellogg, 2B Eric Cooper, 3B Mark Carlson

IN THE END: The Yankees are 24-12 in series finales this season, 11-6 in series finales on the road and 11-4 in rubber games of three-game series.

CROSSING THE PLATE: Curtis Granderson leads the Majors with 100 runs this season. That’s 16 more than any other player (Jacoby Ellsbury is second with 84) and already 24 more than Granderson scored all of last season. He’s 22 away from his career high and of 122 and on pace to score 145.

SAVE THE DATE: Mariano Rivera’s next save will be his 30th of the season. He would tie Trevor Hoffman’s record of 14 consecutive seasons with at least 30 saves.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Garcia had himself on the verge of getting out of this jam. He got a strikeout and a popup and needed just one out to stranded the bases loaded, but Scutaro got a ground ball through the right side for a 1-0 Red Sox lead in the second.

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: Fly out by Ellsbury ends the second. All things considered, the Yankees are fortunate to have gotten through it with just one run.

UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: That’s a nice play by Jeter for the second out of the third inning. Jump throw to second to get the lead runner, and Cano’s arm is strong enough that he was almost able to turn two.

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Granderson walked and got to third, but Swisher’s deep drive to center landed in Ellsbury’s glove and the threat was over.

UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: Garcia did his usual high-wire act in the fourth inning and again go through it, this time with two runners left stranded. It’s still 1-0.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Martin gets a little too aggressive, thrown out stretching a single. He slammed his hand on the bag after the call, clearly upset with himself, not the umpire.

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Girardi wanted Nunez in the lineup, and the kid just came through with a game-tying solo shot over the Monster. It’s tied at 1 in the fifth.

UPDATE, 10:23 p.m.: Strike three looking, and Chavez knew it. He flipped his bat and walked away having stranded two runners in the sixth. It’s still 1-1, and the Yankees are going to the bullpen. Here comes Boone Logan to face David Ortiz, Carl Crawford and Josh Reddick.

UPDATE, 10:44 p.m.: After an infield single loaded the bases, Cory Wade was able to get out of the sixth with a shallow fly ball to left. It’s still tied at 1, and the Yankees have been walking a tightrope all night. The Red Sox are turning the game over to their bullpen.

UPDATE, 10:57 p.m.: Gardner goes deep, and now the Yankees have Soriano, Robertson and Rivera to try to close this thing. If they win this series, it will be largely because of the bullpen.

UPDATE, 11:57 p.m.: One-run game in the ninth. Here comes Mo.

UPDATE, 12:05 a.m.: Welcome to Monday morning. Rivera gave up a leadoff double to Scutaro, and the Red Sox turned that into a tying run with a sac bunt and a sac fly. We’re heading for extras.

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Game 60: Yankees at Red Sox06.09.11

YANKEES (33-26)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (7-3, 2.80)
Sabathia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (35-26)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Carl Crawford LF
Mike Cameron RF
Jason Varitek C

RHP Josh Beckett (4-2, 2.01)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: Originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m., now 10:30 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Hot early, but the rain helped. Not too bad now.

UMPIRES: HP Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B Brian Knight, 2B Jerry Layne, 3B Bob Davidson

SWISHALISH: Nick Swisher has hit safely in 10 of his past 11 games, batting .297 with three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and nine walks since May 27.

SWEEP BUSTER: According to Elias, since joining the Yankees, CC Sabathia has won each of his four starts in which the Yankees were in danger of being swept. Most recently he did it on May 29 in Seattle.

STRONG FINISH: The Yankees are 15-5 in series finales this season, winning each of their last season. They are 7-3 in series finales at home.

TRYING TO GET BACK: The Yankees have spent 47 of 70 days in first place — or tied for first place — this season.

UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: Must say, there are a lot of people still here. Not sure they’ll all still be here when it’s 1 a.m. and we’re just starting the sixth inning, but more people than I expected stuck through the delay.

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli’s throws are all over the place these days.

UPDATE, 10:43 p.m.: Jeter hit by the second pitch. Things might get interesting.

UPDATE, 10:44 p.m.: Granderson makes it count, following the hit batter with a two-run homer.

UPDATE, 10:56 p.m.: Is it just me, or did Ortiz look like he was expecting to be drilled by one of those first two pitches?

UPDATE, 11:26 p.m.: Wow. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a call quite like that. Bad call by Brian Knight is an opening for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 11:35 p.m.: Absolutely no reason for Beckett to intentionally hit Rodriguez in that situation, and the Yankees know it. But still.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m.: Standing ovation as CC drills Ortiz right in the hip. He did it even with a runner on first. Ortiz took his time going to first, but that’s to be expected. Benches warned.

UPDATE, 12:11 a.m.: Even with warnings, a guy’s not going to be ejected for a hitting someone in the foot with a curveball. It’s just not going to happen. Beckett got Granderson with a curve, but he’s still in there.

UPDATE, 12:53 a.m.: Seven-run seventh inning was started by an Ortiz single and punctuated by an Ortiz double. He did the Rangers claw when he got to first base. It’s 7-2 Red Sox.

UPDATE, 1:03 a.m.: Jeff Marquez making his Yankees debut. The crowd has thinned considerably.

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Game 37: Yankees vs. Red Sox (Posada update)05.14.11

YANKEES (20-16)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH

LHP CC Sabathia (3-2, 2.89)
Sabathia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (18-20)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Mike Cameron RF
Carl Crawford LF
Jason Varitek C

RHP Josh Beckett (2-1, 1.99)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Pretty much a 40-percent chance of rain throughout the night. Temperatures in the upper 50, lower 60s. It’s cloudy with some wind blowing from right to left. Feels like one of those nights when it could start/stop raining at any moment.

UMPIRES: HP Mike Winters, 1B Mike Everitt, 2B Mark Wegner, 3B Chris Guccione

MAKEUP DATE: The Yankees announced that their rainout on Tuesday, April 12 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 30 at 7:05 p.m., as the second game of a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

GOOD AS EVER: Mariano Rivera is tied with Florida’s Leo Nunez for the Major League lead with 13 saves. Rivera has the win or the save in 12 of the Yankees 13 wins at home this season.

CRAZY EIGHT: The Yankees N0. 8 hitters this season have led the American League with .292 average from that spot in the order. Of course, that’s largely thanks to Russell Martin, who last night snapped a 1-for-18 skid with a home run last night.

ON THIS DATE: On May 14, 1967 Mickey Mantle hit his 500th career home run… On May 14, 1996, Dwight Gooden threw the eighth no-hitter in franchise history.

UPDATE, 7:28 p.m.: Every now and then, CC Sabathia does something to remind everyone of just how good he is. Striking out the heart of the order to strand runners in the first inning was one of those moments.

UPDATE, 7:43 p.m.: Following Sabathia’s lead, Beckett put two on with no outs in the bottom of the first, and went through the heart of the Yankees lineup in order to strand the runners.

UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: Brian Cashman just addressed the media to announce that Jorge Posada asked to be taken out of tonight’s lineup. Sounds like Posada will probably speak to the media after tonight’s game. Cashman wouldn’t go into detail, but it’s clear that Posada asked to be removed from tonight’s game.

UPDATE, 8:16 p.m.: Here’s Cashman’s statement about Posada:

“At 6 o’clock he came into Joe’s office and asked him to remove Jorge from the DH slot in the ninth hole. There is no injury and it’s my understanding, I think he plans on talking to you guys after the game, only because (media relations director) Jason Zillo mentioned that to me. Obviously I’ve talked to Jorge. I’m not going to comment on my conversation with Jorge on it. That’s really all I’ve got to tell you.”

Cashman wouldn’t go into any more detail. Asked what this means going forward, Cashman said, “I don’t know yet.” Cashman said he also talked to Posada, but he wouldn’t go into detail about that conversation.

“I’m not going to comment any further,” Cashman said.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Sabathia couldn’t dance out of trouble again. Two-run double by Ellsbury has put the Red Sox in front 2-0 in the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: That’s a nice play by Youkilis, but my gosh, this lineup is really, really struggling.

UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Laura Posada just tweeted that Jorge couldn’t play tonight because of back stiffness.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Adrian Gonzalez has now homered in four straight games. The latest is a three-run shot to put the Red Sox in front 6-0 in the seventh. After making a pitching change, Joe Girardi kicked dirt on home plate umpire Mike Winters. It’s getting ugly out here. Predictably, Girardi has been ejected.

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Game 9: Yankees at Red Sox04.10.11

YANKEES (5-3)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 1.38)
Sabathia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (1-7)
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Cameron CF
J.D. Drew RF
Jason Varitek C
Marco Scutaro SS

RHP Josh Beckett (0-1, 5.40)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m., ESPN

WEATHER: It was a terrific day here in Boston, but there’s a chance of rain tonight, and that chance seems to get greater and greater as we get later and later. For now the sky is clear and the wind is blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Mike Winters, 1B Mike Everitt, 2B Mark Wegner, 3B Chris Guccione

CLEANING UP: One more note about how good Robinson Cano has been at Fenway: He’s hit safely in his past seven games in this ball park, good for a .500 batting average with five doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. He also has a hit in 14 of his past 15 games in Boston.

GOING DEEP: The Yankees lead the majors with 18 home runs this season. They have gone deep in seven of eight games, including at least two home runs in six games.

TWO AWAY: Derek Jeter needs two hits to tie Barry Bonds for 32nd place on baseball’s all-time hits list.

THE BIG MAN AND THE LITTLE MAN: Dustin Pedroia has been a force this series, but he’s 1-for-22 in his career against CC Sabathia. He has two walks and eight strikeouts against the Yankees ace.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: CC Sabathia wiggled out of trouble in the first inning, and now he’s back out for the second with the game still scoreless. The Yankees haven’t had a runner on base again Josh Beckett, but Robinson Cano did fly out to deep right field and Curtis Granderson did hit a deep near-homer that went just foul to left.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Girardi said before the game that there have seemed to be multiple Pedroia’s on the field — he’s been that good — and now Pedroia has turned a terrific double play to get the Red Sox out of third-inning trouble.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: Official ruling on the Ortiz double play: Youkilis is called for running out of the base path. That’s a dead ball — which is why the runner didn’t advance — and an automatic double play. Didn’t matter much when Mike Cameron drove in the run on an infield single, but still, something I’d never seen (and neither had a lot of other people who’ve seen a lot more games than me). Weird play.

UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: Yankees haven’t done much against Beckett. He’s through five scoreless and its still a 1-0 Red Sox lead. The Yankees have two hits off him and Beckett got out of scoring-position trouble in the third and fourth.

UPDATE, 10:04 p.m.: Boone Logan and Joba Chamberlain are getting loose in the bullpen. Of course, the pitching hasn’t been the Yankees biggest problem tonight.

UPDATE, 10:42 p.m.: Big out from Chamberlain in the sixth inning, then he gives up two huge runs in the seventh. Good work by Boone Logan to keep the score at 3-0, but the way the Yankees are hitting tonight, three runs seems like a huge mountain to climb.

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Game 154: Yankees vs. Red Sox09.24.10

YANKEES (92-61)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Lance Berkman DH
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

LHP Andy Pettitte (11-2, 2.81)
Pettitte vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (84-68)
Marco Scutaro SS
J.D. Drew RF
Victor Martinez C
Adrian Beltre 3B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Lowell 1B
Jed Lowrie SS
Bill Hall LF
Darnell McDonald CF

RHP Josh Beckett (5-5, 5.71)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Jerry Crawford, 1B Chris Guccione, 2B Phil Cuzzi, 3B Brian O’Nora

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 70s. A few clouds but no real chance of rain. Pretty good way to kick off the final home series of the regular season.

NEW ADDITION: Triple-A hitting coach Butch Wynegar has joined the Yankees coaching staff and will be with the team through the end of the season. Really, really good guy. Glad to see him.

ARMS IN THE OUTFIELD: The Yankees are sixth in the American League with 29 outfield assists this season. They had 15 all of last year, the fewest of any major league team. Brett Gardner is tied for second in the major with 11 outfield assists, and Swisher is tied for fifth with 10.

SECOND CHANCE: Lance Berkman is hitting .370 since coming off the disabled list on September 1. He’s hitting .442 against right-handed pitchers this month.

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Nick Swisher dropped a fly ball, then watched Jed Lowrie’s three-run home run sail over his head. It’s a 3-0 Red Sox lead in the second on two hard-hit balls off Pettitte.

UPDATE, 7:57 p.m.: Curtis Granderson’s been hitting ever since those mechanical tweaks in Texas. His solo homer here in the third has pulled the Yankees within 3-1.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Things are fell apart pretty quickly for Pettitte and his night is finished in the fourth inning. Here’s Jonathan Albaladejo after Pettitte allowed six hits and got his only out when Cano made a nice running catch in foul territory. It’s 7-1 Red Sox, still just one out in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Lowrie’s sharp grounder to Teixeira was ruled a hit, so all three runs that inning are earned for Albaladejo. It’s a 10-1 Red Sox lead.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Here’s Sergio Mitre. And if you’re wondering if/when Andrew Brackman might get in a game, this might be the night.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Teixeira and Rodriguez went back-to-back in the sixth inning, now Swisher has a two-run home run in the seventh. It might be premature to say the Yankees are back in this, but they’ve cut the lead to 10-5. Beckett is finished.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Now it’s a little bit more interesting. Alex Rodriguez’s 610th career homer has pulled the Yankees within 10-7. Tw home runs tonight have pushed Rodriguez ahead of Sammy Sosa for the sixth most homers in baseball history.

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Game 110: Yankees vs. Red Sox08.08.10

YANKEES (68-41)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Lance Berkman DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Dustin Moseley (1-1, 4.13)
Moseley vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (63-48)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
David Ortiz DH
Victor Martinez 1B
J.D. Drew RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Ryan Kalish LF
Bill Hall 2B
Kevin Cash C

RHP Josh Beckett (3-1, 570)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / ESPN

UMPIRES: HP Mike Winters, 1B Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B Bruce Dreckman, 3B Jerry Layne

WEATHER: Quite a few clouds in the sky. The Weather Channel says only a 10 percent chance of rain — jumping to 25 percent at 1o p.m. — but it does look a little bit like rain could be on its way.

GETTING THERE QUICKLY: Yesterday was CC Sabathia’s 150th career win. According to Elias, he’s the fifth-youngest — 30 years, 17 days — to reach that milestone among pitchers who began their careers in the division era. Dwight Gooden got there at 28 years, 232 days. Bert Blyleven (29 years, 71 days), Greg Maddux (29, 166) and Vida Blue (29, 359) also got there faster than Sabathia.

NO MORE THAN THREE: The Yankees are one of two teams in the big leagues who have yet to lose more than three games in a row this season. The other is San Diego. The Yankees have not lost four straight games since May 2009.

WINLESS BECKETT: This will be Josh Beckett’s fourth start against the Yankees this season. He has yet to get a win in any of those starts, but his nine career wins against the Yankees are his most against any opponent. He has never taken a loss at the new Yankee Stadium.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Good start for Moseley. He made a nice play on the lead-off swinging bunt, struck out Scutaro and covered for a 3-1 putout that ended the inning.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Hard to say whether that would have been a home run or a double off the wall, but Nick Swisher made the jumping catch to end the second inning. Six up, six down for Moseley.

UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: People are actually cheering Lance Berkman. A double down the line does the trick every time.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Brett Gardner beats out an infield single, and because Bill Hall tried to rush the throw to get him at first, the throw was bad and Berkman scored on the error. It’s 1-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:49 p.m.: Jeter tips his helmet at a standing ovation for passing Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list. His single has scored Gardner and made it a 2-0 game.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Big exhale from Moseley as a grounder to first gets him out of the fourth inning with the bases left loaded.

UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Bill Hall solo homer in the top of the fifth. Mark Teixeira solo homer in the bottom. It’s a 3-1 game.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Mark Teixeira is the fourth player in baseball history to reach 25 home runs in each of his first eight major league seasons. This is according to Elias.

UPDATE, 10:04 p.m.: The Teixeira home run started a five-run inning that chased Beckett from the game. It’s a 7-1 lead for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 10:15 p.m.: Guess the ankle is OK. That’s the 300th steal of Rodriguez’s career, and his first since May 8. He’s the 10th player in baseball history with at least 1,500 runs, 2,500 hits, 200 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: Well-deserving standing ovation for Moseley. Joba Chamberlain let an inherited runner score on an infield single, now Boone Logan is in to face David Ortiz with the bases loaded in the seventh. Yankees lead 7-2.

UPDATE, 10:42 p.m.: Logan gets out of it with a grounder to second. He’s really put some things together. Seems like a huge part of the bullpen at this point. Speaking of which, Dave Robertson is getting loose.

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Game 28: Yankees at Red Sox05.07.10

YANKEES (19-8)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Randy Winn LF

RHP Phil Hughes (3-0, 1.44)
Career vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (15-14)
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
J.D. Drew RF
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Jeremy Hermida LF
Jason Varitek C
Darnell McDonald CF

RHP Josh Beckett (1-0, 6.31)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m./YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Joe West (kidding) HP Andy Fletcher, 1B Adrian Johnson, 2B Tim McClelland, 3B Mike Everitt

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the 60s throughout the game and there’s almost no chance of rain. It’s a pretty nice night here at Fenway.

ALONE IN SECOND: When Derek Jeter leads off tonight’s game, it will be his 2,164th game with the Yankees, moving him past Lou Gerhig for second place on the Yankees all-time games played list.

TIED FOR SEVENTH: Alex Rodriguez’s next home run will move him into a tie with Frank Robinson for seventh place on baseball’s all-time home runs list. He currently sits at 585.

NEW SORT OF STREAK: The Yankees had three saves in their past three games, two by Joba Chamberlain and one by Alfredo Aceves. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time since 2002 that the Yankees have had three straight saves none of which were recorded by Mariano Rivera (the last time, Steve Karsay got two saves and Mike Stanton got one).

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Maybe all Francisco Cervelli needed in the minor leagues was one of those big Gazoo helmets. The guy can’t stop hitting in the major leagues.

UPDATE, 8:16 p.m.: That’s Nick Swisher’s sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot for a 3-0 Yankees lead. I realize six homers isn’t out of this world a month into the season, but I honestly didn’t realize Swisher had that many. I think I would have guessed four.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: If Hughes can keep this a one-run inning, he’ll still be in good shape. It’s 3-1 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Marcus Thames pinch hitting for Nick Johnson against a right-handed pitcher in the fifth inning? There’s no way this is good news.

UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Still no word on Johnson, but Hughes continues to get big outs when he really needs them. Nice job stranding two that inning. Still a two-run Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:54 p.m.: Fastball to the inside of the knee. Robinson Cano stays in the game but you could hear him yell all the way up in the press box. And we’re way up here in Boston.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Somebody get Kevin Russo or Eduardo Nunez on the phone. Cano just took himself out of the game and Pena is in as a pinch runner. With Golson having been sent down, the Yankees are down to a one-man bench of Jorge Posada.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Nick Johnson is out with soreness in his right wrist.

UPDATE, 9:06 p.m.: It almost cost Cervelli his oversized helmet, but he got an RBI on that bases-loaded walk, then Randy Winn followed with a clean single to left, bringing in one more run. It’s now 5-1 Yankees with one out in the sixth. Bases still loaded.

UPDATE, 9:09 p.m.: Obviously Beckett isn’t trying to hit anyone in that situation, but CC Sabathia was irate on the Yankees bench. He was standing on the top step, screaming. Joe Girardi had to go calm him down. Add an infield single and Winn avoiding a tag at third and it’s now 7-1 Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: An absolute and total meltdown from Josh Beckett is complete. He’s coming off the field after five straight batters reached base with the bases loaded. One walk, one hit batter and three singles. It’s 8-1 Yankees, bases still loaded with one out in the sixth. Okajima in to pitch.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Four hours ago, Ramiro Pena was a pinch runner in this inning. Now he’s struck out to end it. That’s a six-run inning for the Yankees, giving them a 9-1 lead and leaving Beckett looking completely lost on the mound.

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UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: In case you’re wondering where exactly Cano was hit by the pitch, here’s the Associated Press evidence.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: It would appear that Beckett also knocked his own player out of the game. Varitek was hit by a pitch last inning, now he’s out of the game and Victor Martinez is catching.

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