Red Sox Make it 7 Wins in 8 Games Against NY This Season

Ortiz, Wakefield lead Red Sox past Yanks again

By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Sports Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to
back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their
domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York 11-6 on
Wednesday night to take over first place in the AL East.
      Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew also connected, both in the ninth
inning to break the game open for a second time. Jacoby Ellsbury
had three hits and Adrian Gonzalez added two RBIs.
      Facing his most familiar foe in Wakefield, Derek Jeter finished
1 for 5 to move within 11 hits of 3,000. He had a run-scoring
double but also grounded into a rally-killing double play.
      Alex Rodriguez homered for the banged-up Yankees, who have lost
seven of eight meetings with their longtime rivals this season –
including all five at home.
      
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