Red Sox - 020 000 000 - 2 6 2Boston took an early lead on a home run by Victor Martinez and back-to-back doubles by Adrian Beltre and Mike Lowell, but Lackey (6-8-5-3-7, 116) gave it right back and then wilted in the middle innings.
Yankees - 020 021 00x - 5 8 1
Handed a 2-0 lead, Lackey walked Lance Berkman and gave up a triple to Curtis Granderson, who later scored on a groundout. After getting two outs in the fifth, Lackey allowed four consecutive singles, and two runs. Two more singles, a stolen base and a throwing error gave New York its fifth run.
Sabathia (8-6-2-1-4, 101) settled down after the second. Over the final seven innings against CC and Mariano Rivera, Boston managed only four baserunners (two singles, one walk, and one ROE) and no one advanced past first base.
The Blue Jays scored in each of the first seven innings and beat the Rays 17-11. All nine hits allowed by FKR starter James Shields were for extra bases: 3 doubles and 6 home runs. Tampa Bay has lost four games in a row and is 1.5 GB New York. Boston is back to 6 GB.
John Lackey / CC Sabathia
Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup, but he says his ribs are fine after a diving catch last night: "Somehow [I] managed to keep my face good."Scutaro, SS
Also: Rays/Blue Jays, 1 PM