Even though Fox wanted you to believe this night was all about the Yankees, the Sox players and some of the New York media realized that Boston was the real story. After the predictable Bronx cheer for Sox players, the game got under way and was a relative pitchers duel for the first 5 innings. Manny, Youk, and Pedroia were all hitless, Tek did not get an AB. When Papelbon came in for the 8th he gave up a lead-off hit for which he was soundly booed. The runner eventually scored on a sac fly after going from first to third on a throwing error. Paps did get 2 K’s and a fly out in the inning. J.D. Drew had the most plate appearances of any Sox player due to the length of the game. He went 2-4 including a 2 run homer and had a stolen base. He came up in the bottom of the 15th with runners on first and second and 1 out and earned a walk from Lidge putting the winning run on third. Young hit a sac-fly in the next at bat giving the A.L. another victory. J.D. Drew won the MVP and was booed by about 100 fans that were still in the stadium when the trophy and new car were given to him.
American League Wins 4-3 BOX SCORE