Ortiz, Lester lead Red Sox over Yankees 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and Jonathan Papelbon labored through the ninth inning to earn his 200th save, leading the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night.
Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a home run and Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI triple as the Red Sox roughed up Freddy Garcia (4-5) early to move within two percentage points of the first-place Yankees in the AL East. Working on seven days' rest, Jon Lester (8-2) gave up three runs and eight hits — seven singles — in six innings.
Derek Jeter had two hits to move within 12 of 3,000. He entered the 10-game homestand with 2,986 and said the most pressure he feels in his march toward the milestone is reaching the mark at Yankee Stadium.