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Yankees Win, Still Tied For AL East Lead

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammate Derek Jeter #2 after hitting his second home run of the game in the 7th inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 12, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Curtis Granderson had a pair of home runs and Robinson Cano added another as the Yankees held off the Boston Red Sox for a 5-4 win at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, maintaining a share of the AL East lead.

Boston’s Jared Saltalamacchia led off the ninth with a solo-homer to make it a 5-4 game, but Rafeal Soriano retired the next three batters, earning a four out save – his 37th.

Granderson’s first dinger started the scoring in the fourth and Cano followed two batters later with a two-run homer,giving starter David Phelps a 3-0 lead.

Phelps (4-4) allowed just one run on five hits over 5 2/3.

In the seventh, Granderson took ex-Yankee Alfredo Aceves over the wall for his 37th homer, making it 5-1 New York.

Derek Jeter added a pair of hits, moving just one hit behind Willie Mays (3283) for 11th on the all-time list – but left the game with a bruised ankle suffered while running to first in the eighth. The shortstop said after the game that it’s ‘not a thing’ to be concerned about.

Baltimore kept pace in the AL East race as Nate McClouth had a walk-off RBI single in the ninth to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay – who fell three games back.

Phil Hughes (14-12) takes the mound for the Yankees on Thursday night against Boston’s Felix Doubront (10-8).

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