Red Sox Survive Yankees' Comeback

The Red Sox allowed the New York Yankees to tie the game at 6 after leading 6-1, but Pedro Ciriaco and Dustin Pedroia each plated a run in the ninth inning to give Boston an 8-6 win in the Bronx.

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After a two-hour rain delay, the Red Sox rallied back to steal a victory against the Yankees on Saturday night. CC Sabathia was roughed up for six earned runs on eight hits, including one home run in six innings of work. Opposing starter Jon Lester surrendered four earned runs on four hits through six innings. Boston took the early advantage with a three-run first inning and a three-run fifth powered by an Adrian Gonzalez three-run home run for a 6-1 lead. New York answered back with a three-run inning of their own when Jayson Nix delivered a two-run shot and Russell Martin scored on a ground out to shortstop by Derek Jeter in the fifth. Mark Teixeira added a two-run homerun in the eighth for his 20th of the season as the Bombers locked the game at six. However, New York blew the lead when Curtis Granderson muffed a ninth-inning flyball that turned into Pedro Ciriaco's go-ahead triple and Dustin Pedroia extended the lead with a sacrifice fly all in the top of the ninth as the Bo Sox held off the Yankees, 8-6.