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Leading Off
April 30, 2007
Four Gone Yankees rookie Chase Wright (below) watched his 3--0 lead disappear in 10 pitches on Sunday night, when four Red Sox blasted consecutive third-inning home runs at Fenway Park, powering Boston's 7--6 victory and a sweep of the three-game series. Wright became only the second pitcher in major league history to give up four homers in a row; Boston became the fifth team to pull off the feat.
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April 30, 2007

Leading Off

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

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

VT Tributes
The Virginia Tech baseball team observed 32 seconds of silence last Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.—one for every schoolmate slain in an April 16 campus massacre—before taking the field against Miami. Others in the sports world paid their 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 Ramirez COUNT 2 AND 1 SCORE YANKEES 3 RED SOX 1

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

{3} Mike Lowell COUNT 1 AND 1 SCORE YANKEES 3 RED SOX 3

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

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