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Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

The Red Sox jumped out to a 12-3 lead midway through the fifth inning and then held the line in beating the Yankees 13-9 Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Boston has now taken the first three games in this series and will be looking for the sweep on Sunday.

Mike Napoli (pictured left) continued his hot hitting with with a pair of home runs. He's now hit six home runs and driven in sixteen runs in his last twelve games. Not so coincidentally, Boston has won five straight and twelve of their last fourteen.

Boston chased Yankees starting pitcher David Huff with a five-run fourth inning. Huff was charged with nine of Boston's thirteen runs on eight hits including four doubles and two home runs.

John Lackey (pictured right) was the recipient of the
thirteen-hit, thirteen-run Boston attack. It was the most run support he's received all year, and you'll excuse him if he was a little less than stellar allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. He was probably in a state of shock that he actually had some runs to work with.

Highlights for the Red Sox included three hits by Jonny Gomes, and the first career home run for Xander Bogaerts. Every Boston starter had at least one hit and everyone but Dustin Pedroia scored at least one run.

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Jim Monaghan 9/07/2013 07:28:00 PM Edit
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