Red Sox Lose 9th Inning Lead, Then The Game On An Extra Inning Walk In NY

Yankees rally to beat Red Sox 4-3 in 10 innings

AP Sports Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – On a night when Mariano Rivera and Jonathan
Papelbon both failed to hold ninth-inning leads, Juan Miranda drew
a bases-loaded walk from Hideki Okajima in the 10th that gave the
New York Yankees a dramatic 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on
Sunday night.
      New York stopped a four-game losing streak that matched its
season high. The Yankees cut the magic number to one for their 15th
playoff berth in 16 years and closed within a half-game of AL
East-leading Tampa Bay.
      Boston lost for just the fifth time in 13 games, a key defeat in
an improbable September run. Boston dropped 6½ games behind the
Yankees in the AL wild-card race, and just seven games remain for
the Red Sox.
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