The Yanks finally snapped their losing streak, edging out their AL East Rival, Boston Red Sox, 2-1.
Seven batters were plunked during the game, tying an American League record, with Manny Ramirez being drilled three times (also tying a major league record).
Mariano Rivera came in the ninth inning to close the door on the Sox, but struggled en route to earning his 23rd save. After giving up a run, Rivera escaped a no out bases loaded jam.
Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera each had an RBI in the victory.

New York Yankees
B Gardner LF3001001.063
D Jeter SS4010002.282
B Abreu RF3000110.275
A Rodriguez 3B2010100.320
J Giambi DH3100115.259
W Betemit 1B4110015.255
R Cano 2B3010001.249
M Cabrera CF4021001.249
J Molina C3000013.225
RBI: M Cabrera (33), B Gardner (2)
SF: B Gardner
2-out RBI: M Cabrera
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: D Jeter 1, W Betemit 2, J Molina 2, J Giambi 1
Team LOB: 10
SB: A Rodriguez 2 (13, 2nd base off J Masterson/J Varitek, 3rd base off J Masterson/J Varitek)
Outfield Assist: B Gardner (D Pedroia at 2nd base).
New York Yankees
M Mussina (W, 11-6)6.040015089-543.64
J Veras (H, 5)1.000002015-92.54
K Farnsworth (H, 10)1.000000015-113.79
M Rivera (S, 23)1.021102025-161.17
WP: M Mussina
HBP: M Ramirez 3 (By M Mussina 2; M Rivera); K Youkilis (By M Rivera)
Batters faced: M Mussina 23; J Veras 3; K Farnsworth 3; M Rivera 7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: M Mussina 5-6; J Veras 0-1; K Farnsworth 1-2; M Rivera 0-1

Scoring Summary

2ndM Cabrera singled to right, J Giambi scored, R Cano to third, M Cabrera to second advancing on throw.01
6thB Gardner hit sacrifice fly to left, W Betemit scored.02
9thM Lowell singled to right, J Drew scored, B Moss to second.12

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