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AL GAME OF THE DAY

New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-0

Alex Rodriguez's first homer in three weeks wins the game in the 15th inning.

August 08, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez broke up an electric pitchers' duel in the 15th inning with his first homer in three weeks, giving the New York Yankees a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

A day after the Yankees bashed Boston, 13-6, A.J. Burnett of the Yankees and Josh Beckett set the tone in a game that became the rivals' longest scoreless matchup.

Burnett and five relievers combined on a four-hitter in the first Boston-New York game to go into extra innings scoreless since 1976

Derek Jeter singled to lead off the 15th and Rodriguez lined a shot off Junichi Tazawa (0-1), who was making his major league debut, to left-center with two out to give New York its 10th walk-off win of the season.

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