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Yankees 5, Red Sox 2
Mark Teixeira celebrates after his go-ahead homer in the eighth on Sunday.  (Kathy Willens/AP)
After watching the Red Sox take a one-run lead in the eighth, Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back jacks as the Yankees completed a four-game sweep vs. their rivals and now hold a 6 1/2-game lead in the American League East.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-48)
Lost 6
NY Yankees 5, Boston 2   NYY
NY Yankees (69-42)
Won 7
August 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 9 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 8/9/09  |  Recap: BOS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .300
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .287
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .308
Bay, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .252
Drew, J, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250
Lowell, DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .294
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .221
Green, N, SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .238
  a-Ortiz, D, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .219
  1-Woodward, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Totals 33 2 9 2 3 6 13  

a-Walked for Green, N in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Martinez, V (17, 8th inning off Coke, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Green, N 2; Youkilis; Martinez, V 4; Bay; Drew, J 3; Pedroia.
RBI: Martinez, V 2 (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 3; Martinez, V; Ellsbury.
SAC: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Ellsbury, Bay.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 8.

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .312
Damon, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .281
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .286
Rodriguez, Al, DH 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 .259
Posada, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .284
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .245
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .313
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .279
Hairston, J, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
  Pena, R, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Totals 34 5 10 5 1 7 13  

a-Grounded out for Hairston, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (17, Okajima).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (21, 7th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Damon (21, 8th inning off Bard, 0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (29, 8th inning off Bard, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hairston, J; Posada 3; Cano; Teixeira 5; Jeter; Damon 4; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (63), Damon (65), Teixeira (83), Swisher 2 (58).
2-out RBI: Damon; Teixeira; Swisher 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Swisher; Cabrera, Me 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Jeter-Teixeira, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 3.67
Bard (BS, 2)(L, 0-1) 0.2 2 3 3 1 0 2 2.97
Okajima 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.06
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte 7.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 4.14
Coke (BS, 5)(W, 4-3) 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 4.98
Rivera (S, 32) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.88

Pitches-strikes: Lester 107-66, Bard 17-8, Okajima 12-9, Pettitte 112-68, Coke 17-10, Rivera 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 11-0, Bard 2-0, Okajima 1-0, Pettitte 6-7, Coke 1-0, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Lester 26, Bard 5, Okajima 4, Pettitte 27, Coke 5, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:08.
Att: 48,190.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 9, 2009
August 9, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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