New York Yankees Hit Four Home Runs in 6-1 Win Over Red Sox

The New York Yankees twice hit back- to-back home runs to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader.

Andruw Jones hit two homers and Nick Swisher and Jayson Nix had one each for New York, which has won the first two in the four-game series at Fenway Park in Boston.

The Yankees scored four times in the top of the first inning against Franklin Morales when Swisher hit a 3-run homer and Jones followed with a solo shot. Jones and Nix then made it 6-0 with consecutive homers leading off the fourth.

Mauro Gomez drove in the only run for the Red Sox in the bottom of the fourth with a single.

New York starter Freddy Garcia (3-2) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for the win, while Morales (1-2) took the loss after giving up six runs in 3 1/3 innings.

The Yankees increased their lead over Baltimore in the American League Eastern Division to six games as Boston dropped 9 1/2 games back in fourth place.

Phil Hughes will start tonight’s second game for New York against Boston’s Felix Doubront.

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