Recap - Wright & Red Sox Long Balls Beat Yankees

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox hit three home runs off Michael Pineda and received six strong innings from Steven Wright to beat the Yankees 5-3 in the opening game of their three-game weekend set at Yankee Stadium.

Ryan Hanigan put Boston on the board first with a solo home run in the top of the third inning, his first long ball of the year.

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The Red Sox added two more in both the fifth and sixth innings on two-run homers by Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts respectively.

The Yankees crept back with three runs in the sixth on a two-RBI single Carlos Beltran and a run-scoring ground out by Brian McCann.

Wright (pictured) went six innings giving up three runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out four. He didn't allow a base runner until Alex Rodriguez's slow roller to the left side of the mound with two outs in the fifth.

He has now pitched six or more innings in thirteen of his seventeen starts.

Koji Uehara recorded his fifth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The Red Sox have now won five in a row.

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