Long-ball powers Red Sox over Yankees

On a day in which temperatures reached 100 degrees in the Boston area, the Red Sox bats were also very hot as they belted two home runs and four extra-base hits in their 4-2 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park to open the unofficial second half of the season. It was the first meeting at Fenway Park between the two teams this season.

Jacoby Ellsbury led off the bottom of the first with a home run and then Jonny Gomes hit a two-run shot in the second inning to give the Red Sox a quick 3-0 lead. Jose Iglesias added a RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Sox some insurance for the final two frames. Ellsbury and Gomes paced the offense with two hits apiece in the eight-hit attack.

Felix Doubront delivered once again with another quality start. The left-hander went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs (one earned) on just three hits while walking three and striking out five. Junichi Tazawa got the final two outs of the seventh before Craig Breslow pitched a scoreless eighth and Koji Uehara came on for a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his ninth save.

The teams will be back at it tomorrow afternoon (4:05, FOX) where John Lackey will take to the mound for the Red Sox and be opposed by Hiroki Kuroda.

What they’ll be saying: Doubront has quietly gone about his business, and despite only seven wins he’s now allowed three earned runs or fewer in 12 straight starts, which is the longest such streak for a Red Sox left-hander in the live ball era since Bill Lee in 1973. Even further, he’s allowed three runs or less in 16 of his 17 starts this season … The team did get some bad news Friday where before the game it was learned reliever Andrew Bailey will likely miss the rest of the season because of shoulder surgery and then Shane Victorino left the game with a sore left hamstring. The team has been able to overcome injuries all season, but you have to wonder how long they can go like this.



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