Yankees Beat Sox to Stop Three Game Skid

McCann gets 4 hits, Yanks top Red Sox to end skid

By BEN WALKER=

AP Baseball Writer=

       NEW YORK (AP) _ Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night.

        McCann homered a day earlier as the Yankees got battered by Boston, leaving them five games behind for the second AL wild-card spot. In the rematch with the last-place Red Sox, he drove in three runs and gave an early cushion to Hiroki Kuroda (10-8).

        McCann has mostly been a disappointment in his first year with the Yankees, stuck in a season-long slump. A seven-time All-Star for Atlanta, he signed a rich free-agent deal last winter but hasn’t hit much, prompting manager Joe Girardi to note before the game, “I think he expected more from himself.” 

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