Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Raul Ibanez and Russell Martin each hit two-run
homers off Aaron Cook and Curtis Granderson put the icing on the cake with a
grand slam in the eighth inning in the Yankees' 10-3 win over the Red Sox.
Phil Hughes (10-8) threw seven strong innings and allowed five hits and three
runs to snap a personal three-game winless skid.
The AL East rivals, who were meeting at Yankee Stadium for the first time this
season, are at opposite ends of the spectrum. The division-leading Yankees won
their fourth in a row at home. They also moved to 6-1 this season against the
cellar-dwelling Red Sox.
Dustin Pedroia homered with two outs in the first inning, but the Yankees went
ahead for good in the bottom half when Ibanez went deep to right with Mark
Teixeira aboard. Teixeira kept the inning alive by beating out a potential
Cook (2-4) was charged with seven hits and six runs over four frames. Carl
Crawford and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for the Red Sox, who lost
for the sixth time in seven games.
The defeat spoiled the Big Apple return of Boston manager Bobby Valentine. It
was his first time back in New York since the 2002 season, the final one of
his seven-year run with the crosstown-resident Mets.
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