There'll be 7th game

Schilling shuts down Yankees

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- With blood seeping through his sock and bravado etched on his face, Curt Schilling shut down the Yankees and -- just as he wanted -- shut up 55,000-plus New Yorkers.

Now, with the benefit of two reversed calls by umpires, the Boston Red Sox are just one win away from the most shocking comeback in baseball postseason history and another chance to reverse The Curse.

Pitching on a dislocated ankle tendon held down by three sutures put in the day before, Schilling gave up one run over seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-2 Tuesday night to save their season for the third day in a row and force a winner-take-all Game 7 for the AL pennant and a trip to the World Series.


A series that was three outs from a sweep on Sunday is now tied 3-3.

"When I saw blood dripping though the sock and he's giving us seven innings in Yankee Stadium, that was storybook," Boston first baseman Kevin Millar said.

Tonight's finale will mark the second straight year the AL championship series has gone the distance between baseball's perennial pinstriped power and a Boston team desperately trying to win the World Series for the first time since 1918.

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