Red Sox Club Cubs At Fenway

Kevin Youkilis powers Red Sox past Cubs 15-5

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Adrian Gonzalez had four of Boston's 19 hits,
adding four RBIs on Friday night as the Red Sox welcomed the
Chicago Cubs back to Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 by
beating them 15-5.
      Kevin Youkilis had two doubles and a two-run homer, and Jacoby
Ellsbury also had three hits for Boston, which won its seventh
consecutive game. The Red Sox are 22-10 since losing 10 of their
first 12 games; they have passed the New York Yankees for the first
time this season, and now trail the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays
by just a half-game.
      Jon Lester (6-1) won his sixth straight decision despite giving
up a career-high 12 hits. He allowed five runs, two walks and a hit
batter, striking out five.
      
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