Ramirez, Beckett Help Sox Top Yankees

Manny has 2 HRs, Beckett goes 8 innings in 7-5 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2008 11:44 PM CDT
New York Yankees catcher Chad Moeller, left, talks with pitcher Mike Mussina on the mound after Mussina gave up a two-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Manny Ramirez.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Manny Ramirez hit two more homers off an ineffective Mike Mussina, leading Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox past the perturbed New York Yankees, 7-5 in a game that nearly got testy Thursday night. With Ramirez enjoying his latest outburst against his favorite foe, Yankees reliever Kyle Farnsworth threw a 97 mph fastball behind the slugger's neck.

Ramirez flinched and dropped his bat, but never made a motion toward the mound. Plate umpire Larry Vanover immediately warned both dugouts, and Ramirez eventually grounded out to second. The Red Sox never retaliated. Ramirez hit his 494th home run in the first for sole possession of 24th place on the career list, then added No. 495 an inning later.