Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 17-1

NEW YORK -- It was eerily similar to a 25-8 Red Sox win over the Florida Marlins June 27, 2003, at Fenway Park, but Carl Pavano was in no mood to consider such a parallel.

He was the Marlins' starting pitcher that day, and he was the Yankees' starting pitcher yesterday in a 17-1 loss to the Red Sox.

As far as he was concerned, that was the extent of the similarities.

Asked if there was a resemblance between the games, he responded, ''No, not at all."


NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive day, the Red Sox matched a season high by leaving 13 men on base. This time, however, that was a mere footnote to a brazen display of offense on an afternoon at Yankee Stadium that won't soon be forgotten.

The Sox bats, indomitable by reputation only in recent weeks, cranked out 27 hits (one shy of the club record), 21 singles (three shy of the club record), and 17 runs, blistering the Yankees, 17-1, in the most lopsided Sox win in...