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Swisher Hits 2 Of Yankees’ 5 HR’s In Win Over Red Sox

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees celebrates with his teammates after connecting on a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankees Stadium on August 17, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees used five home runs including two from Nick Swisher to power past the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night in the Bronx.

Phil Hughes (12-10) yielded four hits over seven innings, but it was his own throwing error that led to Boston’s four unearned runs. The error in the third later setup Dustin Pedroia’s three-run blast, giving the Sox a 4-3 lead.

Derek Jeter tied the game in the fifth with a solo home run before Jason Nix gave New York the lead back with an RBI single in the sixth, all coming off Boston starter Franklin Morales (3-4).

Swisher’s second solo-shot came in the seventh, giving the Yankees an insurance run, and Swisher his fourth homer and eleventh RBI in the last five games.

David Robertson worked around a single in the eighth and Rafael Soriano got 3-up and 3-down in the ninth for his 30th save.

Curtis Granderson (31) and Russell Martin (13) had back-to-back dingers in the second inning helping build an early led for the Bronx Bombers.

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