Recap - Grady's blast makes all the difference for the Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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Grady Sizemore's 3-run homer in the top of the 6th inning proved to be the difference as the Red Sox knocked off the Yankees 4-2 in the 2nd game of their 4-game series at Yankee Stadium. Jon Lester picked up his 1st win of the season.

New York took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning on an Alfonso Soriano home run off Lester. Jonny Gomes tied the game with a solo shot off Yankees starter and former teammate C.C. Sabathia in the top of the 6th. One out later, singles by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli set the stage for Sizemore's 2nd home run of the season deep into the right field grandstand off of Sabathia.

Lester went 6.2 innings allowing both New York runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Junichi Tazawa finished up the 7th and pitched a scorelss 8th before giving way to Edward Mujica. Predictably, twitter exploded with Red Sox fans in full-panic mode wondering where Koji Uehara was. Mujica, who did have 37 saves for the Cardinals in 2013, pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning to seal the win.

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