Yankees - 000 200 010 - 3 7 1Lester was on (7-4-2-2-7, 103) and the bats socked it to Burnett in the third.
Red Sox - 015 120 00x - 9 10 0
J.D. Drew singled to start the second, moved up on a wild pitch, and scored when Marcus Thames misplayed Jeremy Hermida's fly ball to deep left. RBIs in the third came from Drew's sac fly, David Ortiz's double, Adrian Beltre's double (2 RBI), and Hermida's single. Kevin Youkilis doubled home Dustin Pedroia in the fourth. In the fifth, after Beltre doubled again, Hermida belted a dong (#4) to right.
Manny Delcarmen allowed three singles and a run in the eighth and Tim Wakefield threw a perfect ninth on 10 pitches.
Oakland's Dallas Braden pitched a perfect game against Tampa Bay this afternoon -- the 19th in history -- so the Red Sox gained a game on the FKR.
A good day.
A.J. Burnett / Jon Lester
Lester's last three starts: 0.44 ERA, 20.2 innings, 10 hits, 1 run, 23 strikeouts, 8 walks. ... Keep doing that.Scutaro, SS