Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam to power the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Yankees Friday night at Fenway Park (AP photo) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer The Red Sox sent the New York Yankees to the showers with a Salty aftertaste in their mouths last night in the opening game of the final regular-series home stand at Fenway Park. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam to boost the Sox to an 8-4 win over the Yankees and notch their major league-leading 90th victory of the season, cutting New York’s elimination number for the American League East Division title to four games in the process. In Minnesota, Tampa Bay shut out the Twins 3-0 to stay within 8.5 games of first-place Boston in the AL East while seeing their own elimination number in the division get sliced to seven. The Red Sox kept up the recent pace in returning to home after a 5-2 road trip in which they batted .282 with 13 homers and scored an average of seven runs a game, but also took advantage of
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