Recap - Red Sox put the brooms away

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

A wild pitch by Brandon Workman in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Ichiro Suzuki to score the winning run from third base as the Red Sox dropped the finale of their four-game series against the Yankees 4-3 on Sunday in the Bronx.

Boston grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on doubles by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli off Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. New York answered back in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI double by Mark Reynolds off Jon Lester (pictured).

Robinson Cano drove in a pair of runs with a two-out double off Lester in the fifth to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.

The Red Sox crept closer with a run in the top of the sixth inning, with Ortiz scoring on a hit by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

The Yankees brought in Mariano Rivera in the eighth inning for a rare six-out save. Will Middlebrooks led off the ninth inning with a home run to right to tie the game. For Rivera it was the second blown save of the series.

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