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Granderson launched his 18th home run right after Jeter was hit. Beckett had been 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings against the Yankees this season, outpitching Sabathia both times. Beckett threw four-hit ball over seven innings in this win.
Sabathia gave up Carl Crawford's single in the second, then didn't allow another hit until Ortiz singled in the seventh. Jed Lowrie followed with an RBI triple that snaked past right fielder Nick Swisher, Mike Cameron hit a tying double and Jacoby Ellsbury's single put Boston ahead 3-2.
Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single that finished Sabathia, Kevin Youkilis greeted Robertson with a run-scoring single and Ortiz doubled to deep left-center field. Gonzalez added an RBI single in the ninth.
The ballpark was fairly filled for the first pitch. During the delay, fans watched Game 5 of the NBA finals between Dallas and Miami on the videoboard, mostly jeering LeBron James and the Heat. There were cheers in the second inning, too, when the Yankees announced ticket stubs could be redeemed for a future free ticket.
NOTES: Jeter singled for his 2,990th career hit. ... Yankees C Francisco Cervelli made his third throwing error in two games. ... Yankees DH Jorge Posada was back in the lineup. He was out Wednesday night because his son was having surgery for a skull condition. ... Lowrie started for the first time since Sunday. He'd been out with a sore left shoulder. ... RHP Phil Hughes (shoulder inflammation) threw a two-inning simulated game at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla. He is set to start Tuesday for the Gulf Coast Yankees. ... Last month, the Red Sox lost to the Angels in a rain-delayed game at Fenway Park that ended at 2:45 a.m.
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