A brilliant game on a brilliant afternoon today, marred only by a little late-inning weirdness, and perhaps a certain lack of serious drama at the end. It looked like we might get it. Chien-Ming Wang took a no-no into the 7th, only to have it broken up by a Mike Lowell single following on the heels of a Jeter error. (Derek was 4-for-4, so no complaints about his day). Wang was nearly matched by Curt Schilling, who went 7 innings (and looked like he might have gone further), allowing but two solo dingers to Robi Cano. The Yanks broke it open with 3 in thee 8th off Hideki Okajima, 2 runs coming off a throwing error by the other Captain, Jason Varitek, looking to nab Alex on the back end of a double-steal. There was some controversy in the 7th, when Youk was called out for running outside the baseline (Tito ejected), and a bit more in the 9th, when Joba was bounced for tossing at Youk’s head. Edwar Ramirez finished up. The Yanks are now 5 back of the Sox, and .5 up in the WC pending tonight’s M’s game. A fun day of baseball, especially for YFs. Talk amongst yourselves.