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Boston-New York: Yankees Dim Red Sox’s Playoff Hopes with Wild Win

Hall did all he could, helping put Boston in the lead against Mariano Rivera (foreground), but his Red Sox ultimately fell, their playoff chances taking a huge blow. Photo: daylife)

 

In the bottom of the 10th inning, veteran left-hander Hideki Okajima needed a double play but he didn’t get it. With the sacks packed full of New York Yankees, a 3-1 pitch to Juan Miranda—a 27-year-old who struck out ever 3.4 at-bats against left-handers in Triple-A this season—from the Boston Red Sox reliever missed inside. Game over. Boston’s season essentially over.

After struggling for most of the season, Okajima’s countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched brilliantly, doing his part to try to keep Boston’s ...

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