Red Sox - 200 010 001 - 4 10 0 Yankees - 000 100 000 - 1 7 1Adrian Gonzalez gave Jon Lester (7-5-1-2-4, 105) all the runs he needed to work with when he belted a two-run homer in the first inning.
Lester retired the Yankees in order in only one of his seven innings. Two Yankees reached base in the first inning, but New York managed only one baserunner in each of the other five frames against Lester. Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run in the fourth.
Carl Crawford singled in the first and stole second before Gonzalez went deep. In the fifth, Pedro Ciriaco (4-for-4 in yet another outstanding game against the Yankees) singled and scored on Nick Punto's double. Scott Podsednik singled to lead off the ninth, went to third on Ciriaco's double, and scored on a wild pitch.
In seven games against New York this season, Ciriaco is batting .517 (15-for-29).
Ellsbury, CFFelix Doubront has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, with Mauro Gomez being called up.
Boston is 6.5 GB in the wild card standings.