NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York 11-6 on Wednesday night to take over first place in the AL East.
Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew also connected, both in the ninth inning to break the game open for a second time. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Adrian Gonzalez added two RBIs.
Facing his most familiar foe in Wakefield, Derek Jeter finished 1 for 5 to move within 11 hits of 3,000. He had a run-scoring double but also grounded into a rally-killing double play.
Alex Rodriguez homered for the banged-up Yankees, who have lost seven of eight meetings with their longtime rivals this season — including all five at home.