Red Sox nip Yanks in extras

11:20 PM, Sep 5, 2013   |    comments
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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 loss.

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