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 hit a grand slam in the seventh inning followed by Teixeira’s home run that drove in Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez to narrow the deficit to one run.
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.