The Bronx Bombers knocked around Boston starting pitcher Jon Lester, who gave up five runs (four earned) in just 4 1/3 innings on nine hits and two walks. From there, the Yankees relied on the own starter to take them home, which he most certainly did.
New York received a terrific outing from winning pitcher Ivan Nova (10-3), who only allowed two runs in six solid innings of work. Nova also kept the Red Sox off balance , striking out 10 while looking dominant at times.
The Yankees got multi-hit nights from Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones. Jones continued his torrid hitting as of late with a two-run homer in the seventh, giving him 11 on the campaign.
The Yankees head off to a short vacation comfortably ahead in the AL East with a seven-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles.
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