Andruw Jones led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer, putting the Bombers back in the lead. Martin worked a walk and then Brett Gardner made an ugly bunt attempt that popped up for Adrian Gonzalez to make an easy catch. Jeter grounded out, moving Martin to second and Granderson drove a two-run homer into the stands, giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
The Red Sox came right back in the top of the third. Jacoby Ellsbury lined a double to right. Gonzalez worked a walk and Youkilis drove a three-run shot out, tying the game 4-4. Boston took a 5-4 lead off a solo homer by Ortiz in the fifth.
Boston added insurance in the seventh. With one out, Dustin Pedroia walked. He stole second and David Robertson intentionally walked Gonzalez. Youkilis hit a grounder right to Alex Rodriguez, who let the ball dribble through his legs for an error. Youkilis was safe and Pedroia scored, giving the Red Sox a 6-4 lead. Robertson came back and struck out Ortiz. He walked Drew, but caught Lowrie looking to end the inning with the bases loaded.
Granderson worked a walk in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Rodriguez doubled to left. Carl Crawford made a bad play on the ball, allowing Granderson to score and putting the Yankees within a run. The Red Sox got that run back, however, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia connected with his first homer of the season, off a slider from Joba Chamberlain in the eighth, putting the Red Sox up 7-5, a score that would hold as Boston swept the series in the Bronx.
Bronx Cheers: Freddy Garcia: The Yankees gave him the lead twice, and he immediately coughed it up both times. He lasted just 5.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
Joba Chamberlain: Joba gave up a solo homer in the eighth, when the Yankees had just pulled within one run.
Brett Gardner: Despite going 0-4, Gardner also managed to get caught stealing and picked off. He popped out on a terrible bunt attempt and stranded five runners.
Nick Swisher: Swisher went 0-3 with two strikeouts and a walk. Swisher had plenty of opportunities to be the hero, but he ended up stranding four runners.
Curtis Granderson: I think Granderson is the one constant on this team right now. He went 1-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. He hit his sixth homer off a lefty this season, his thirteenth overall. Grandy also worked a walk.
Mariano Rivera: The other constant for the Yankees. He pitched one inning of relief, giving up a hit and a walk, but holding the Red Sox scoreless.
In The On Deck Circle: The Yankees leave the Bronx and head to their spring home, as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, the current first place team in the AL East. A.J. Burnett will take the ball on Monday evening. Burnett gave up just one hit and run to the Royals over seven innings in his last game, although he did issue five walks. Burnett is holding opposing hitters to a .213 average this season. The Rays will send David Price to the mound. Price is 5-3 with a 3.12 ERA right now. He went eight innings against he Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, giving up two runs on five hits. The Southpaw has been brutal against lefties this season, who are hitting just .151 against him. First pitch is at 6:40pm at the Trop.