Sizemore Home Run Powers Red Sox Past Yankees

Sizemore, Gomes HRs lead Red Sox over Yankees 4-2

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

       NEW YORK (AP) – Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

        Jonny Gomes led off the sixth with another long ball off CC Sabathia, and the four-run inning was more runs than Boston had scored for Lester in his first two starts combined. Despite a 2.51 ERA coming in, Lester was at risk of falling to 0-3 for the first time in his career.

        The left-hander was lifted with two outs in the seventh after Kelly Johnson singled to pull the Yankees within two runs, his first hit in 15 career at-bats against Lester (1-2). Junichi Tazawa relieved with runners at the ciorner and retired Derek Jeter on a flyout.

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