David Ortiz's moonshot to deep right (#8), over the big baggie wall, broke a 0-0 tie in the sixth. Boston added a run in the ninth on J.D. Drew's triple and Coco Crisp's single. (Alex Cora was 3-for-3 (2 singles, 1 triple) and is hitting .406!)
Wakefield (7-3-0-3-2, 93) picked up the win (with JC Romero, Brendan Donnelly and Jonathan Papelbon in relief). Silva (7-5-1-2-1, 96) was the hard luck loser.
Linescore from New York:
Mariners - 012 380 100 - 15 20 0The Devil Rays and Blue Jays also lost, while the Orioles won. All four teams in the East trail the Sox by 6.5 games.
Yankees - 501 200 300 - 11 16 0
Tim Wakefield (2.59) / Carlos Silva (3.10), 8 PM