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Red Sox Break Three-Game Losing Streak With 6-1 Win Over Yankees

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- David Ortiz hit his 24th home run of the season to help the Boston Red Sox break a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees.

Ortiz hit a solo home run in the seventh inning yesterday for the American League East-leading Red Sox (73-52), who are two games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees (63-59) are in fourth place, 8 ½ games behind the leader.

John Lackey (8-10) allowed one run on six hits while striking out one in 6 2/3 innings at Fenway Park in Boston.

Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) gave up five runs on 11 hits and struck out six in the Major League Baseball contest.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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