Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira combined to drive in 12 runs, sparking the New York Yankees to overcome a nine-run deficit and defeat the Boston Red Sox 15-9.
The Yankees (9-6) were down 9-0 through five innings of their Major League Baseball contest today before Teixeira hit a solo home run in the sixth inning at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Swisher gave the Yankees their first lead of the game, 10-9, in the eighth with a two-run double before Teixeira’s ground- rule double sent home Swisher and Cano. Russell Martin hit a two-run double and scored on an infield single by Derek Jeter as the Yankees recorded back-to-back seven-run innings.
The Yankees had trailed 9-0 in the fifth after Cody Ross hit a two-run homer for Boston (4-10).
Rafael Soriano (2-0) allowed one hit and struck out one in an inning for the win. Alfredo Aceves (0-1) came in for the Red Sox in the eighth inning and surrendered five runs on two hits while walking four to take the loss.
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