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Red Sox 7, Yankees 0
Jon Lester threw 105 pitches on Thursday, including 72 strikes. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)
Needing a sturdy performance from a starter to snap their five-game losing streak, the Red Sox got just that from Jon Lester, who shut out the Yankees on five hits to win his fourth straight decision. Dustin Pedroia singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (51-37)
Won 1
Boston 7, NY Yankees 0   NYY
NY Yankees (45-41)
Lost 1
July 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0   7 11 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Standings thru 7/3/08  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF5012010.266
Pedroia, 2B5110010.309
Drew, RF5120020.304
  Moss, RF0000000.277
Ramirez, DH3110111.279
Lowell, 3B2012100.300
Youkilis, 1B4120003.308
Crisp, CF3220102.276
Varitek, C3111101.218
Lugo, SS2001012.268
Totals327116469 

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (9, Pettitte), Drew (15, Pettitte), Youkilis (23, Pettitte).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia; Drew 3; Ramirez; Lowell; Youkilis 3; Crisp 2; Varitek.
RBI: Lowell 2 (49), Ellsbury 2 (26), Lugo (19), Varitek (27).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Crisp 2.
S: Lugo.
SF: Lugo; Lowell.
GIDP: Youkilis; Lugo.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (13, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada).
CS: Ellsbury (5, 3rd base by Pettitte/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis 2, Lugo-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF3000112.317
Jeter, SS3010111.279
Abreu, RF4000003.281
Rodriguez, 3B4000012.316
Giambi, DH3000022.265
Posada, C3000010.287
Cano, 2B3020000.252
Betemit, 1B3000022.258
Cabrera, CF3020001.245
Totals290502813 

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (10, Lester).
TB: Jeter; Cano 2; Cabrera 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Damon.
GIDP: Jeter; Betemit; Abreu.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Jeter (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Pettitte-Cano-Betemit, Cano-Jeter-Betemit).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 7-3)9.05002803.21
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 9-6)4.29653204.22
Giese 2.10000302.82
Hawkins 1.02111005.94
Robertson 1.00000101.80

Pitches-strikes: Lester 105-72, Pettitte 89-49, Giese 25-17, Hawkins 24-13, Robertson 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 12-7, Pettitte 8-3, Giese 1-3, Hawkins 3-0, Robertson 2-0.
Batters faced: Lester 31, Pettitte 24, Giese 7, Hawkins 5, Robertson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Giese 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 86 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 54,677.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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