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       === Red Sox put up double digits once more, beat Yankees again ===
 
 Bronx,  NY  (Sports Network) -  Jonny Gomes  finished 3-for-4 with a three-run
 blast  and  four RBI  as the  Boston Red  Sox outlasted  the New York Yankees,
 13-9, in the third edition of a four-game series.
 
 Mike  Napoli went deep  twice and knocked in three runs for the Red Sox, while
 rookie  Xander  Bogaerts clubbed  his  first  MLB  homer  among his  two  hits
 and three RBI.
 
 Boston  has taken 10 of 15 from the Yanks this season, including seven of nine
 at Yankee Stadium. The AL East leaders have racked up 34 runs thus far in this
 set, having increased their output in each successive contest.
 
 Backed  by that prolific offense, John Lackey (9-12) picked up the win despite
 allowing eight hits and seven runs over 5 2/3 innings.
 
 "Yeah,  the boys picked  me up today. They swung the bats great. They've swung
 the  bats great  the whole series," Lackey  said. "It's fun to watch when they
 get on a roll like that."
 
 Brett  Gardner collected  two hits,  two RBI  and scored  three times  for the
 Yankees,  who fell 11 games behind their bitter foes. Mark Reynolds hit a two-
 run  double,  while Ichiro Suzuki,  Lyle Overbay, Alfonso Soriano and Robinson
 Cano knocked in a run each.
 
 Despite Saturday's attempted comeback from a 10-2 deficit, New York became the
 first  club  in AL history to  score eight-or-more runs in three straight home
 games and lose each one.
 
 In  his first start  of 2013, David Huff (2-1) was torched in defeat for eight
 hits and nine runs over 3 1/3 frames.
 
 "It  was  terrible. To  come off  what I've been  doing here  and to have that
 happen  today, it  was just embarrassing," said Huff, who only surrendered two
 earned runs over 16 innings previously as a reliever.
 
 The  Red Sox  broke the game open  in the fourth. Will Middlebrooks and Jackie
 Bradley,  Jr. singled and  a Ryan Lavarnway double plated one for a 6-2 score,
 then a Bogaerts groundout RBI and run-scoring double by Shane Victorino pushed
 the advantage to six and chased Huff from the contest.
 
 Jim  Miller  entered and  immediately gave up  an RBI hit  to Gomes, and after
 Dustin  Pedroia doubled, a  fly to center from David Ortiz brought in Gomes to
 make it 10-2.
 
 "We wanted to try to get a lead," said Napoli, who went deep twice. "We really
 haven't  scored runs for Lackey, so it was nice to get a couple runs early for
 him and let him settle in."
 
 Suzuki  doubled  home Eduardo Nunez in  the bottom of the frame, then Bogaerts
 smacked  his  first career homer,  a two-run shot  with Bradley aboard and two
 down in the fifth for a 12-3 contest.
 
 "Good to get it out of the way as quick as possible, just like the first hit,"
 said Bogaerts. "It's good to always get those as quickly as possible."
 
 Lackey was chased in the bottom of the sixth, after Gardner doubled in two and
 Derek  Jeter  followed with an RBI  single which reduced New York's deficit to
 12-6.  Matt Thornton gave up a two-out hit to Soriano to bring in pinch-runner
 Reynolds to get the Yanks within five.
 
 In  the home  eighth, J.R. Murphy singled  and advanced on a passed ball, then
 Gardner  walked and  Reynolds plated both with  a double to left and the hosts
 trailed only 12-9.
 
 Napoli's  second homer of  the contest flew out to left center with one out in
 the  ninth and boosted Boston to a four-run edge, and the madness ended in the
 bottom  of the inning as Junichi Tazawa and Craig Breslow combined to hold the
 Bombers scoreless.
 
 "We  have  to turn it  around," Yankees manager  Joe Girardi said. "The bottom
 line  is we have to pitch better, because we are scoring some runs. We have to
 figure out how to get them out."
 
 The  Red  Sox hit  the scoreboard  first, when  Ortiz doubled  to kick off the
 second and Napoli reached the seats in left for a 2-0 game.
 
 New  York picked  up a run in the  home half as Soriano worked a leadoff walk,
 was sacrificed to second and scored on Overbay's two-out base hit.
 
 Boston  picked  up three more  in the following  frame. Bogaerts hit a leadoff
 double,  Victorino  was hit by a  pitch and Gomes  drilled a ball deep to left
 which provided a 5-1 margin. Suzuki then prevented an extra-base hit by making
 a leaping grab of an Ortiz drive at the wall in right.
 
 The  Yanks struck back  in the home portion, as Cano singled home Gardner, who
 singled to start and advanced on a Lackey wild pitch.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Boston has won three in a row in the Bronx for the first time since taking six
 straight from May 13-June 9, 2011 ... Napoli, who now has 13 games of at least
 two home runs, posted his last multi-homer performance against the Yankees, in
 an  8-7  win at Fenway Park  on July 21 ...  Prior to the contest, the Red Sox
 recalled  Bradley from Triple-A Pawtucket ... Jeter departed the game late due
 to   an  undisclosed   injury  to  his  left  ankle,  finishing  1-for-4  .The
 Yankees  captain  underwent a  CT scan  following the game  which turned up no
 signs  of damage  ...  Yankees  third baseman  Alex  Rodriguez  was rested  on
 Saturday ... According to a Boston newspaper,  Sox  outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury
 left  the club  and returned  to the  Hub  with his  right foot  in a  walking
 boot,  in order  to further  evaluate an  injury to  the navicular  bone which
 has  kept him  out of  the lineup  since Thursday.
 
 
 
 09/07 19:43:03 ET