Recap - late rally by Red Sox falls short

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Red Sox pitching gave up two home runs, including a career first for the immortal Rob Refsnyder, as Boston fell 8-6 to the Yankees at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Wade Miley, who balked home a run in the fifth inning, took the loss. He went 5.1 innings allowing six runs on seven hits including a two-run homer by Brian McCann in the second (pictured).

Hanley Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza each had two hits for the Red Sox who had a 3-2 lead in the third and rallied for a pair of runs in the ninth off former Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller.

David Ortiz was out of the lineup with a respiratory infection. The team sent him home by the team's medical staff prior to the game after he received fluids via IV.

Dustin Pedroia is expected to be activated on Friday for the first game after this week's All-Star break.

The Red Sox dropped the series to the Yankees but head into the break with ten wins in their last fifteen games.

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