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Yanks threaten late, but Red Sox take New York

CBSSports.com wire reports
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NEW YORK -- Whether New York and Boston are fighting for first place or scuffling, as they are this year, Clay Buchholz knows he's in for a battle at Yankee Stadium.

"It's the toughest place mentally to pitch," he said. "They all hate us."

In the first game between the rivals in New York this season, Buchholz won his third straight start and Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis homered to lead the Red Sox to a 5-4 victory Friday night.

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Just 1-3 with a 6.25 ERA in six starts against the Yankees coming in, Buchholz (4-3) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, struck out seven and walked one.

"He threw hard and down with movement, and then he started using his changeup and breaking ball," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "His fastball had so much depth to it."

Boston (18-20) stopped a two-game skid and remained five games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay. The Yankees, who dropped to 1-3 against the Red Sox on Friday the 13th, lost their third straight home game for the first time since Sept. 22-25 and dropped two games behind the Rays.

"They always seem to come out of their struggles whenever we come here or they come to Fenway," Buchholz said.

A crowd of 48,254 filled the ballpark for the first sellout since opening day. It was the first Friday the 13th game between the rivals in a decade -- and the first between them in New York in 20 years.

Gonzalez homered into the right-field second deck leading off a two-run fourth against Bartolo Colon (2-2), his fourth homer in three games, and he put the Red Sox ahead 3-2 with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly off Chamberlain. Youkilis reached out for a 98 mph fastball and powered it over the right-field scoreboard for a two-run homer.

"I was very fortunate we're not playing at Fenway Park and are in Yankee Stadium," Youkilis said. "That's the good thing being here. The ball goes out to right field where it's an out probably at Fenway Park, how deep it is."

Chamberlain had not allowed a run in his previous six appearances.

"I knew it wasn't a good pitch as soon as I let it go," he said.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had singled leading off the seventh, chasing Colon after 103 pitches. Speedy Jacoby Ellsbury bounced to shortstop against Chamberlain, but the Yankees could only get the force at second. Dustin Pedroia then executed a perfect hit-and-run single past the space Cano vacated to cover the second-base bag, putting runners at the corners for Gonzalez, who hit a sacrifice fly to the left-field warning track.

In Colon's first start since an orthopedic surgeon said he injected stem cells into the pitcher's right shoulder and elbow last year, he gave up three runs -- two earned -- five hits and three walks in six-plus innings.

Youkilis also scored in the fourth on Carl Crawford's groundout after reaching when Russell Martin allowed a third strike to get by him for a passed ball.

Martin tied the score with a two-run homer in the fifth. Martin and Youkilis and Martin each ended 45 at-bat homerless streaks.

Daniel Bard allowed Curtis Granderson's leadoff triple to the base of the left-field wall in the eighth, then threw a run-scoring wild pitch that made it 5-3. Alex Rodriguez walked, Bard hit Robinson Cano on the left foot with a pitch, and the runners advanced on a double steal. In the key sequence of the night, Bard struck out Nick Swisher with a 99 mph fastball and induced an inning-ending grounder to second by Jorge Posada on a 101 mph pitch.

Jonathan Papelbon finished for his sixth save in seven chances, ending career-high stretches of six games and 20 days without one. He allowed Granderson's two-out RBI single before getting Mark Teixeira to pop out with the tying run on base.

"We had our shot," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We didn't get it done."

Notes

  • Buchholz made a diving stab on Brett Gardner's one-hopper between the mound and first in the third inning, then had a nifty backhand toss to first to beat the batter.
  • A disputed call by Mike Everitt allowed Gardner to advance to second in the fifth -- the second-base ump ruled Pedroia's foot came off the bag as he stretched to reach Derek Jeter's hit-and-run grounder to the shortstop side of the bag. But Buchholz retired Granderson and Teixeira.
 
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David Ortiz congratulates Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis for his two-run home run in the seventh. (AP)
David Ortiz congratulates Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis for his two-run home run in the seventh. (AP)

Players of the Game
Boston

K. Youkilis
AB 5
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
New York

R. Martin
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Boston Red Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5120011 .295
Dustin Pedroia, 2B3110101 .239
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3112101 .329
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5212023 .239
David Ortiz, DH3010200 .292
J.D. Drew, RF5010015 .240
Jed Lowrie, SS3010110 .327
Carl Crawford, LF4001002 .212
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4010012 .203
Totals3559556  
Batting
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (8, Colon), Kevin Youkilis (6, Chamberlain)
SF - Adrian Gonzalez (1)
SH - Dustin Pedroia (1)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez 2 (31), Kevin Youkilis 2 (22), Carl Crawford (10)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Youkilis 2 (8)
SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (12, 2nd base off Soriano/Martin)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Kevin Youkilis (3, Misplayed grounder)
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clay Buchholz (W,4-3) 7522171 3.94
Daniel Bard (H,7) 1111110 3.20
Jonathan Papelbon (S,6) 1211010 2.87
HBP - Cano (by Daniel Bard)
WP - Daniel Bard (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Clay Buchholz 110-65, Daniel Bard 28-13, Jonathan Papelbon 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clay Buchholz 11-4, Daniel Bard 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 1-1
Batters Faced - Clay Buchholz 28, Daniel Bard 6, Jonathan Papelbon 5
New York Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Derek Jeter, SS5110010 .268
Curtis Granderson, CF5121022 .275
Mark Teixeira, 1B5000013 .252
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3010110 .261
Robinson Cano, 2B3000001 .285
Nick Swisher, RF3010123 .221
Jorge Posada, DH4110004 .165
Russell Martin, C4112020 .255
Brett Gardner, LF4010000 .260
Totals3648329  
Batting
2B - Nick Swisher (5, Buchholz)
3B - Curtis Granderson (3, Bard)
HR - Russell Martin (7, Buchholz)
RBI - Curtis Granderson (26), Russell Martin 2 (22)
2-OUT RBI - Curtis Granderson (4)
SB - Alex Rodriguez (1, 3rd base off Bard/Saltalamacchia), Robinson Cano (3, 2nd base off Bard/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
PB - Russell Martin (1)
New York Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bartolo Colon (L,2-2) 6532341 3.74
Joba Chamberlain 1322001 4.00
Boone Logan 1100010 4.66
Rafael Soriano 1000210 5.40
IBB - Gonzalez by Rafael Soriano
Pitches-Strikes - Bartolo Colon 103-68, Joba Chamberlain 22-13, Boone Logan 15-11, Rafael Soriano 19-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bartolo Colon 8-7, Joba Chamberlain 2-1, Boone Logan 2-0, Rafael Soriano 2-0
Batters Faced - Bartolo Colon 27, Joba Chamberlain 6, Boone Logan 4, Rafael Soriano 5
Game Information
Attendance - 48254
Game Time - 3:35
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Mark Wegner