Both teams only notched four hits, but Ramirez' fourth-inning shot cleared the wall in left to give Boston a 2-0 lead... Vazquez (2-2) struck out eight batters over six innings, but received no run support... Pedro (3-1) lowered his ERA to 3.03, and has a 1.34 ERA if one ignores his poor start against Baltimore... Scott Williamson earned his first save of the year with a perfect eighth and ninth innings. He needed just 19 pitches to finish off the hapless Yankees... New York struck out nine times in the game, including three from Derek Jeter, who is now hitless his last 21 at-bats. He was booed during the game... Alex Rodriguez had two of the Yankees' four hits, and is now batting .414 over his seven-game hit streak... It was the first time that the Yankees had been swept by Boston since 1999.
After an off-day on Monday, the Yankees host the Oakland Athletics for a three-game set. The first game is on Tuesday at 7:05 PM Eastern time. Mike Mussina (1-4, 6.67) will take the hill for the Yankees against Oakland's Tim Hudson (3-0, 2.15).
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The Yankees couldn't capitalize on an excellent start from Javier Vazquez, and instead were held down by Pedro Martinez as Boston completed a three-game sweep. Manny Ramirez' homerun accounted for the only runs in the 2-0 loss, and the Yankees have now lost four straight games.
Here are the game notes for April 25, 2004. The Yankees lost to the Red Sox, 2-0.