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On this date in Yankees history: Sojo socks it to Sox

BRONX, N.Y. — Luis Sojo was nearing the end of his career with the New York Yankees in 2001. He would collect a mere 13 hits in 39 contests that season but on this date, he came through with a big one.

During a seesaw affair against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, in which Mariano Rivera surrendered a game-tying two-run tater to Manny Ramirez in the ninth inning, Sojo came through in the clutch.

During the home half, Sojo directed a Rod Beck fastball toward the right-field line for a 7-6 winner. It was Sojo’s first base knock in nearly a month but it only went to show how much the Yankees had the Red Sox number in those Curse of the Bambino days.