|Boston (34-23) «||0||0||5||0||0||0||0||3||3||11||18||0|
|N.Y. Yankees (31-24)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||6||0|
Napoli has batted four times this season after intentional walks to Ortiz. He's produced in those spots, homering twice and driving in eight runs.
"My job is to be his protection," Napoli said. "I like protecting him and maybe giving managers another thought."
Daniel Nava added a three-run homer in the eighth inning that emptied the crowd. The aisles were full of fans streaming to the exits by the time Nava touched the plate, and a "Let's go, Red Sox!" chant erupted when Stephen Drew homered in a three-run ninth.
The Red Sox stopped Phil Hughes' recent run of success against them and evened this three-game series going into Sunday night's wrapup. Boston won on a warm evening, with Yankees catcher Chris Stewart leaving after the fourth inning because of dehydration.
Napoli's second slam of the season capped a five-run burst in the third and followed the one-out walk to Ortiz. Stewart and shortstop Jayson Nix visited Hughes when the count reached 2-2 -- Hughes said it was to change signs -- and Napoli lined the next pitch over the right-center fence for his fifth career slam.
"Maybe a little bit of an extra challenge," Boston manager John Farrell said. "He responded well."
Napoli admitted he was extra eager, and swung too hard at first. He then took a deep breath, relaxed and connected.
"You got one guy that's struck out 75 times in 200 at-bats, one guy that's struck 22 times in 150 at-bats coming into this series," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "To me, you're looking for a strikeout in that situation."
"It's a situation where I don't necessarily want to do it, either," he said. "I don't want to start putting people on base, but you're trying to shut down an inning. I'm going to do what I think is the best thing to do. I thought the best thing to do was to try and get Napoli."
The Red Sox had been outhomered by the Yankees 4-0 in their first four meetings this year. Napoli and Nava provided pop, and more - Nava got four of Boston's 18 hits and had an RBI grounder in the ninth, Napoli had three hits.
Doubront (4-2) won for the first time in five starts since his last victory on April 27. He permitted one run and six hits in six innings, striking out six.
The 25-year-old lefty with the slow, big-breaking curve has a 2.52 ERA in 10 career outings against the Yankees, including four straight quality starts last year.
"The adrenaline, facing those guys," he said.
Robinson Cano was hitless in 12 career at-bats against Doubront before solving him for a single. The next time up, the All-Star took a wild swing and missed a 72 mph breaking ball by a lot.
Hughes (2-4) was pulled in the fifth when Napoli came up. The right-hander won his final three starts against Boston last year while allowing a total of three earned runs.
|Mike Napoli makes the Yankees pay for intentionally walking David Ortiz by knocking a grand slam. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Boston Red Sox|
|Daniel Nava, LF||6||2||4||4||0||0||0||.296|
|Mike Carp, RF||3||1||2||1||1||1||1||.288|
|Jonny Gomes, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.175|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||1||5||.333|
|David Ortiz, DH||3||1||0||0||2||3||2||.326|
|Mike Napoli, 1B||5||1||3||4||0||2||1||.269|
|Stephen Drew, SS||5||1||2||1||0||1||2||.218|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||5||1||1||0||0||3||4||.255|
|Jose Iglesias, 3B||5||2||2||1||0||1||1||.431|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||.171|
|2B - Mike Carp (8, Hughes), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (14, Warren), Jackie Bradley Jr. 2 (3, Hughes, Warren)|
|HR - Daniel Nava (8, Warren), Mike Napoli (9, Hughes), Stephen Drew (4, Warren)|
|RBI - Daniel Nava 4 (37), Mike Carp (14), Mike Napoli 4 (44), Stephen Drew (22), Jose Iglesias (4)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Pedroia-Drew-Napoli|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Felix Doubront (W,4-2)||6||6||1||1||3||6||0||4.88|
|Pitches-Strikes - Felix Doubront 103-62, Junichi Tazawa 16-12, Craig Breslow 9-7, Koji Uehara 12-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Felix Doubront 6-5, Junichi Tazawa 1-1, Craig Breslow 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Felix Doubront 26, Junichi Tazawa 3, Craig Breslow 3, Koji Uehara 3|
|New York Yankees|
|Brett Gardner, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.258|
|Kevin Youkilis, DH||3||0||0||0||1||3||0||.254|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.291|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||3||1||.143|
|Vernon Wells, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.253|
|Jayson Nix, SS||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.248|
|David Adams, 3B||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.259|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.257|
|Chris Stewart, C||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.262|
|Austin Romine, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.100|
|SF - Chris Stewart (3)|
|RBI - Chris Stewart (8)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Cano-Nix-Teixeira|
|New York Yankees|
|Phil Hughes (L,2-4)||4.1||7||5||5||2||7||1||5.37|
|IBB - Ortiz by Phil Hughes|
|WP - Phil Hughes (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Phil Hughes 100-67, Preston Claiborne 28-20, Adam Warren 70-45|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Phil Hughes 2-4, Preston Claiborne 2-1, Adam Warren 3-2|
|Batters Faced - Phil Hughes 22, Preston Claiborne 8, Adam Warren 17|
|Attendance - 48784|
|Game Time - 3:25|
|Temperature - 86|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Lance Barksdale|