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Yankees take out the Red Sox, take over first place

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have regained control of the American League East. In the opener of a three-game series at Fenway, the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 3-2 and take over first place in the division. Nick Swisher drove in the go-ahead run in a three-run sixth inning, but it was the Yankees bullpen that did the heavy lifting with 4.1 scoreless innings. Boone Logan and Cory Wade got key, inning-ending outs, and the late-inning trio of Rafael Soriano, Dave Robertson and Mariano Rivera handled seventh, eighth and ninth. It was the Yankees eighth straight win, and the first win against Boston since April 9.

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