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Red Sox’s Beat Yankees Behind Jon Lester

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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Jacoby Ellsbury hit Freddy Garcia’s fifth pitch of the game over the wall in right field. That was just the start of Boston’s big first inning, while the Yankees finished the game minus first baseman Mark Teixeira due to a right knee injury.

Adrian Gonzalez added an RBI triple during the three-run opening inning and David Ortiz cracked a two-run homer in the fifth, helping Boston to a 6-4 triumph over New York, giving the Red Sox their fourth straight win.

Jon Lester (8-2) allowed eight hits and three runs over six innings for the Red Sox, who are 6-1 this season against the Yankees and have captured eight of the last nine between these AL East rivals. Lester bounced back from a horrendous start against the White Sox on Memorial Day and moved to 8-1 lifetime against the Yankees. He’s 5-0 on the road in 2011.

Teixeira suffered a right knee contusion after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. He’s day-to-day. Jorge Posada, who replaced Teixeira, went 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Copyright © 2011 Metro Networks Inc.

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