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American League Game Summary - New York at Boston



(Saturday, August 17th)

Final Score: Boston 6, New York 1

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz led a 14-hit Boston outburst as the Red Sox got back on track with a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Ortiz belted a solo homer while collecting a pair of hits and scoring twice. John Lackey contributed 6 2/3 effective innings on the mound to help the Red Sox halt a three-game skid that included a 10-3 defeat to their AL East rivals in Friday's series opener.

Lackey (8-10) held New York's recently potent offense to a run on six hits to pick up his first win since July 12. The right-hander had gone 0-4 with a 4.96 ERA over his last five starts.

He received plenty of help from a lineup that rocked New York ace Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) for five runs -- three earned -- and a season-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"The guys did great swinging the bats against a guy that's having a great year," Lackey remarked.

Alfonso Soriano continued his hot hitting for the Yankees, who had won five of six coming in, with a pair of singles in four at-bats. Lyle Overbay finished 3-for-4 and scored New York's lone run in the loss.

Kuroda was able to keep the Red Sox off the scoreboard over the first three innings, but Boston took advantage of a New York defensive mishap to move in front with a three-run bottom of the fourth.

Ortiz began the uprising with a leadoff double that one-hopped into the right- field stands and Mike Carp followed with a single before Kuroda struck out Daniel Nava looking. Stephen Drew then hit a ground ball to first that Overbay snared but threw high to second, pulling shortstop Eduardo Nunez off the bag as Carp slid in safely and Ortiz scored on the error.

Will Middlebrooks and Ellsbury later came through with consecutive two-out RBI singles that extended Boston's lead to 3-0.

"I just didn't finish the throw," said Overbay of the miscue. "It's frustrating, because I feel like if I get a good grip on the ball, I can throw the ball. I just didn't finish the throw. It ended up costing us.

"It's an easy double play, should've been."

Lackey, who recorded 15 ground-ball outs during his stint, escaped out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the Yankees' half of the second, aided by a fine over-the-shoulder catch from Drew that doubled Soriano off second earlier in the frame, but was touched for a run in the fifth when Overbay singled, took third on Chris Stewart's ground-rule double and came home on an Ichiro Suzuki groundout.

"He set the tone for us, in particular in the fifth inning," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Lackey. "After we scored the three runs, he's in the second-and-third situation with no outs and really minimized the damage."

The Red Sox hit Kuroda hard again in the sixth, however, to take a five-run advantage. Nava led off with a double and crossed the plate on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's one-out single for a 4-1 spread, and Ellsbury doubled two batters later to bring in another run and end the Yankee hurler's afternoon.

Ortiz made it a 6-1 game an inning afterward by hammering an Adam Warren pitch that landed near the batter's eye behind straightaway center field.

Game Notes

Middlebrooks went 2-for-3 and is now batting .435 (10-for-23) over a seven- game hitting since since being called back up to the majors on Aug. 10 ... Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was scratched from the lineup due to a sore left foot ... Nava has now reached base safely in a career-high 29 straight starts dating back to June 22 ... New York's Robinson Cano had an 11-game hit streak snapped after ending 0-for-4 ... Kuroda had been 4-1 with an MLB-best 0.94 ERA over his previous seven starts ... Boston improved to 48-12 when scoring first this season.

08/17 23:01:57 ET

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