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It was a thriller in Boston as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox in a come from behind win. There were a lot of runs scored, but in the end, New York won 8-7 at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz hit a home run to put the Red Sox in the lead 7-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning. However, the Yankees tied the game up at seven runs a piece, scoring three runs in the top of the fifth inning.
What helped the Yankees gain the lead came in the top of the sixth inning when Bret Gardner hit a solo home run. Although he is not known for being a power hitter in his career, Gardner has a total of 15 home runs this season, notes the Associated Press. He also contributed two more hits in the game giving the Yankee outfield three hits for the game.
According to MLB.com, the Yankees are exactly five games out of first place behind the Baltimore Orioles, and three and a half games out of second place behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East.