Leading Off

April 29, 2007

Four Gone
Yankees rookie Chase Wright (below) watched his 3--0 lead disappear in 10pitches on Sunday night, when four Red Sox blasted consecutive third-inninghome runs at Fenway Park, powering Boston's 7--6 victory and a sweep of thethree-game series. Wright became only the second pitcher in major leaguehistory to give up four homers in a row; Boston became the fifth team to pulloff the feat.

Best FeetForward
The camera got down and dirty with Rafael Nadal as he launched a serve in thesemifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters Series last Saturday in scenic Monaco(inset). After defeating Tomas Berdych, 6--0, 7--5, Nadal beat the world'stop-ranked player, Roger Federer, 6--4, 6--4, for his 67th straight victory onclay.

VT Tributes
The Virginia Tech baseball team observed 32 seconds of silence last Saturday inBlacksburg, Va.—one for every schoolmate slain in an April 16 campusmassacre—before taking the field against Miami. Others in the sports world paidtheir respects (inset, clockwise from top right): Ohio State's football team,Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young,NASCAR driver Ward Burton and Nuggets star Allen Iverson.

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{1} Manny RamirezCOUNT 2 AND 1 SCORE YANKEES 3 RED SOX 1

{2} J.D. DrewCOUNT 1 AND 2 SCORE YANKEES 3 RED SOX 2

{3} Mike LowellCOUNT 1 AND 1 SCORE YANKEES 3 RED SOX 3

{4} Jason VaritekCOUNT 1 AND 0 SCORE RED SOX 4 YANKEES 3

THREE PHOTOSPhotographs by Al Tielemans PHOTOElsa/Getty Images (Ramirez) PHOTOJim Rogash/WireImage.com (Drew) TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Glenn Campbell/Icon SMI PHOTOPhotograph by Bob Rosato PHOTOJAMIE SABAU PHOTOBOB ROSATO PHOTOSTEPHEN DUNN/GETTY IMAGES PHOTOKEVIN WOLF/AP PHOTOGENE J. PUSKAR/AP

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)