Manny, Red Sox Outlast Rain and Yankees

Beckett bounces back to help Boston even series with New York
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 10:06 AM CDT
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out with two men on while trailing the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the eighth inning yesterday.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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(Newser) – Manny Ramirez homered and added a two-run double to give the Red Sox the lead, and Josh Beckett rebounded from a bad season debut to lead Boston to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees yesterday. A day after Chien-Ming Wang pitched a two-hitter to beat Boston in the series opener, Beckett (1-1) allowed just one questionable hit in the first five innings, and five hits in all.

Mike Mussina (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits before leaving after Ramirez doubled with two out in the sixth to give Boston a 3-2 lead. Brian Bruney relieved him and gave up an RBI single to Kevin Youkilis before JD Drew popped to short to end the inning. The game was delayed by rain 2 hours and 11 minutes in the eighth.