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Red Sox widen AL East lead to 1 games with 9-5 win over Yankees behind Beckett, 3 homers
BOSTON (AP) ' Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning, Josh Beckett improved to 4-0 against the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox came from behind for a 9-5 win over New York on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox, who lost the series opener 5-2 on Tuesday night, extended their AL East lead over the Yankees to 1 games and improved their record to 11-3 this season against their division rivals.
David Ortiz and Jason Varitek also hit two-run homers for Boston.
The Yankees scored four runs in the sixth off Beckett (12-5) ' the same amount they managed in his other 32 innings against them this season ' and went ahead 5-4.
But in the bottom of the inning, Phil Hughes (4-5) allowed three runs, capped by Ellsbury's 24th homer.