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Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks left in the seventh after throwing just four pitches because of tightness in his back. Jenks said it was a flare-up of an injury he had early in his career and that he was fine after coming out of the game.
Jenks will have an MRI on Wednesday and probably be out a game or two.
Matt Albers came on and finished a walk to Posada before retiring three in a row. Daniel Bard was perfect in the eighth.
Ellsbury hit the fourth leadoff homer of his career, and the Red Sox chased Garcia soon after.
Garcia had gone at least five innings in each of his nine starts this season, but was knocked out after just 1 2-3 innings.
After Ellsbury connected, Dustin Pedroia walked, Gonzalez tripled and Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly.
Pedroia had an RBI double in the second to make it 4-1. Garcia intentionally walked Gonzalez to load the bases, ending his night.
The Yankees scored in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of Lester's early wildness, but received a scare when Teixeira was hit. Teixeira immediately crumbled to the dirt and rolled back and forth, holding his knee.
"It was very painful, but once we got the ice and the compression on it, it didn't hurt as much," Teixeira said.
Posada, on the bench with the left-handed Lester on the mound, ran for Teixeira and stayed in at first base.
Robinson Cano drove in Curtis Granderson, who walked. Lester also hit Russell Martin with a pitch near the right knee, but Martin walked to first and appeared to be fine.
Posada, who pulled himself out of the lineup after he was dropped to ninth in the order the last time the Red Sox were in town, later got his first two hits of the season against a lefty. He snapped an 0-for-27 skid from the right side with a single in the third inning.
Nick Swisher had a two-run double in the fifth.
NOTES: To make room for Marco Scutaro, who was activated from the DL, the Red Sox sent RHP Scott Atchison to Triple-A Pawtucket. ... RHP Phil Hughes (shoulder inflammation) threw off a mound at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla., and is expected to throw a simulated game Thursday.
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