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Baseball Red Sox Beat Yankees to Even Series - 2003-10-14

Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox have evened their best-of-seven American League Championship Series with the New York Yankees at two games apiece.

Tim Wakefield held the Yankees to five hits in seven innings of work for his second win of the series as Boston won Game Four Monday, 3-2.

Boston started the scoring in the fourth inning on a Todd Walker solo home run, his fifth homer of the post-season. After the Yankees tied it at one apiece in the top of the fifth, Boston took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning on a Trot Nixon solo homer. The Red Sox got an insurance run in the seventh, when a Jason Varitek grounder scored Kevin Millar.

The Yankees made it 3-2 in the ninth on a Ruben Sierra home run, but that was all the scoring they could muster.

Game Five is Tuesday in Boston. David Wells pitches for the Yankees against Boston's Derek Lowe.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs can clinch their first National League championship since 1945 Tuesday when they take on the Florida Marlins in Game Six of the National League Championship Series. Chicago leads the best-of-seven series three games to two. Mark Prior pitches for the Cubs against Florida's Carl Pavano.