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US Baseball: Boston Red Sox Stay in Playoffs with Latest Defeat of Yankees - 2003-10-16

The Boston Red Sox have avoided the "Curse of the Bambino" for another night, as they defeated the New York Yankees 9-6 in Game-Six of the American League Championship Series.

The legendary Babe Ruth put the curse on the Red Sox, saying they would never win another World Series after they sold him to the Yankees in 1920.

Boston's win Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium ties the best-of-seven game series at three wins apiece. The decisive seventh game will be played Thursday night in New York. Pedro Martinez will be on the mound for the Red Sox, while Roger Clemens will be the starting pitcher for New York.

Wednesday night, he Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Jason Giambi's solo home run, before Boston fought back with four runs in the third to take the lead. But the Yankees rallied with four runs of their own in the fifth inning, to take a 5-4 lead.

New York added another run in the sixth to go up 6-4, before Boston retook the lead with three runs in the seventh. Trot Nixon added insurance with a two run homer in the ninth to make the final 9-6.