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With the win, the Yankees kept pace with the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
The Orioles, who downed the Tampa Bay Rays in walk-off fashion, remain tied with the Yankees for the division lead.
Relief pitcher David Phelps got his fifth spot start of the season Wednesday night for New York, allowing just one run and striking out five in 5 2/3 innings pitched.
The Red Sox' Cody Ross was ejected after arguing balls and strikes while striking out to end the eighth inning. The Sox were threatening, with a man on second, and looking to cut the Yankee lead in half or perhaps tie the game.
Coming to the defense of Ross, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine added his own profanity laced rant at the home plate umpire, subsequently getting tossed as well.
The Red Sox were led by James Loney, who went 2-4 with an RBI single.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a solo home run to open the bottom of the ninth inning.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia left in the middle of the game to be with his wife, who was giving birth to their family's second child. Pedroia scurried off the field and into the locker room after Valentine delivered the important news.