Manny Ramirez's 50th home run against the Yankees was one of three Red Sox long balls and helped Boston extend its AL East lead over last-place New York to 6 1/2 games. David Ortiz and Alex Cora also went deep, and Hideki Okajima made his 11th straight scoreless appearance.
In his second start off the disabled list, Chien-Ming Wang lasted six innings, allowing the Red Sox four runs on six hits, including two home runs. The one-run lead created by Doug Mientkiewicz's second Yankees homer was erased by Alex Cora's decisive shot in the fifth inning.
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