Mike Napoli's two-out, two-strike solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pushed the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over New York in the Bronx on Saturday night.
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Jon Lester (pictured) and Tanaka spent the night locked up in a classic pitcher's duel. Tanaka mixed his split finger fastball and slider for eight strikeouts; Lester no-hit the Yankees through five innings. He allowed just an unearned run on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out six over eight innings.
Koji Uehara pitched a 1-2 3 ninth inning for his 17th save of the season.
The teams traded runs in the third inning. Boston took a 1-0 lead on David Ross's fourth home run of the season off Tanaka. The Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the frame on an RBI-ground out by Derek Jeter.
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