The Yankees will leave Boston back in second place. They handed a one-run lead to closer Mariano Rivera, but Rivera blew the save and the Red Sox rallied to beat the Yankees 3-2 in tonight’s series finale at Fenway. Starter Phil Hughes came out of the Yankees bullpen and gave up Josh Reddick’s game-winning single. The Yankees had the game in hand after Eduardo Nunez homered to tie the game in the fifth, and Brett Gardner homered to put the Yankees in front in the seventh. Rivera allowed a leadoff double in the ninth, and the Red Sox turned that into the tying run with a sacrifice bunt and a sac fly.
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