Red Sox rock Yankees
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz led a 14-hit Boston outburst as the Red Sox got back on track with a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Ortiz belted a solo homer while collecting a pair of hits and scoring twice. John Lackey contributed 6 2/3 effective innings on the mound to help the Red Sox halt a three-game skid that included a 10-3 defeat to their AL East rivals in Friday's series opener.
Lackey (8-10) held New York's recently potent offense to a run on six hits to pick up his first win since July 12. The right-hander had gone 0-4 with a 4.96 ERA over his last five starts.
He received plenty of help from a lineup that rocked New York ace Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) for five runs -- three earned -- and a season-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Alfonso Soriano continued his hot hitting for the Yankees, who had won five of six coming in, with a pair of singles in four at-bats. Lyle Overbay finished 3-for-4 and scored New York's lone run in the loss.
08/17 19:41:58 ET