The Yankees (98-56) beat down the Red Sox (91-62) 9-5 last night, led byáJoba ChamberlainÆs quality start andáAlex RodriguezÆs perfect night at the plate. The magic number is now down to three.á Quick æCap:
A-Rod drove in Derek Jeter in the first inning on a single, and then cranked a two-run homer into the second deck in left in a four-run third inning that also sawáJon Lester leave the game. Melky Cabrera smoked a line drive right back at LesterÆs knee, but luckily he was able toáslowly walk off the field.á
Chamberlain was perfect for the first three innings, but Victor Martinez broke his bid up with a homer in the fourth. Chamberlain went on to finish six innings, and allowed a two-run homer to David Ortiz.á
Joe Girardi, once again, had to use three pitchers in the eighth ...
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