Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Shane Victorino's RBI single in the top of the
10th inning lifted the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox over the New York
Yankees, 9-8, in the opener of a four-game series.
Victorino added a solo homer and ended with three RBI for the Red Sox, who now
lead the Yankees by nine games in the division. Will Middlebrooks homered and
scored twice and Ryan Lavarnway drove in two runs and scored a run.
Jake Peavy got the start and allowed four runs on six hits over six
innings for Boston, which was coming off a 20-4 shellacking of the Detroit
Tigers on Wednesday. Craig Breslow (5-2) pitched two scoreless innings of
relief to pick up the win.
Robinson Cano knocked in three runs and scored a run for the Yankees, who came
into Thursday's game with a 9-1 record in their last 10 home games. Lyle
Overbay had two RBI.
New York starter Ivan Nova allowed three runs on five hits over four innings.
Joba Chamberlain (2-1) gave up the game-winning run in the 10th to take the
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