Jorge Posada led off the fifth inning with a single off Clay Buchholz. Russell Martin then drilled the first pitch for a two-run home run, tying the score. Martin’s seventh home run of the season was to center field and landed just beyond the reach of Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
Brett Gardner followed with a single and got as far as second base with one out, but was left stranded there. Curtis Granderson flied to center field and Mark Teixeira struck out.
Bartolo Colon, who started the game for the Yankees, is still on the mound.
This is the first game of the three-game series this weekend at Yankee Stadium between the Yankees and Red Sox. Boston took two of three earlier this eason at Fenway Park.