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Yanks come back, take game (3-1) and series

It was nice to get a couple wins out of the way early this year rather than waiting until August.

Pettitte was actually... great, holding Boston to one run in six innings, and kept the Yankees right there until the offense could finally come through against Boston's bullpen.

John Lackey was slightly better, blanking the Yanks for six frames.

This game came down to a battle of the bullpens, and the good guys came out on top (again). Chan Ho threw three scoreless (heart-stopping) relief innings (he has two decisions in three games), followed by Mo for the save.

On the other side, Schoeneweis, Bard, Paps and Atchison let up three runs in four frames. (How nice is it to tage Paps with the loss?)

The big blow was Grandy's second homer of the series, launching a Papelbon fastball deep into the rightfield seats to lead off the 11th. That was the Play of the Game (shocking!), increasing the Yanks chances of winning a whopping 32%.

Comment(s) of the Game: some damn good ones, so I'm going with three tonight -

- Kevin L shows where Papi can go.

- SonictheHedgecock's disturbing photo and Edgware's subsequent comment.