Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/7/12

BOSTON – Pedro Ciriaco’s three-run double in the sixth inning gave the Red Sox a two-run lead as they held on to beat the Yankees 9-5 in the nightcap to earn a split of their doubleheader at Fenway Park on Saturday.

The Yankees again jumped out to a quick lead against the Red Sox as Mark Teixeira hit a three-run home run off Sox left-hander Felix Doubront in the first inning.

The blast scored Derek Jeter, who reached and took second when Red Sox third baseman Mauro Gomez was charged with two errors on the same play. Jeter took third when Curtis Granderson safely reached on a sacrifice bunt attempt, setting up Teixeira’s 15th home run of the season.

The Yankees have scored 12 runs in the first inning of the first three games of the four-game series – five Friday night, four Saturday afternoon, along with three in the nightcap.

The Sox got a run back in the third. Gomez led off with a double to left off Yankees starter Phil Hughes. Gomez took third when Ciriaco reached safely on a sacrifice bunt attempt, and scored when Daniel Nava grounded into a double play.

The Sox cut the lead to one run in fifth. With one out Ciriaco singled and took third when Nava reached on an error by right fielder Darnell McDonald, who was claimed last week after Boston put him on waivers. Ciriaco scored on Nick Punto’s sacrifice fly. But after David Ortiz singled, Jarrod Saltalamacchia struck out to end the threat.

The Sox batted around in the sixth. Adrian Gonzalez led off with a single and Cody Ross reached on an error by Derek Jeter. With one out, Gomez singled to load the bases for Ciriaco’s double into the left field corner.

Ciriaco, who was called up before Friday’s game and made his Red Sox debut in the first game of the doubleheader, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI, and a double.

The Yankees got a run back in seventh as Andruw Jones led off with a home run, his 10th of the season.

The Sox batted around again in the seventh, scoring four runs. Adrian Gonzalez led off with a double off reliever Boone Logan. Cory Wade entered to pitch and gave up a one-out double to Ryan Sweeney, scoring Gonzalez. Sweeney scored on Gomez’s double. Mike Aviles, pinch-running for Sweeney, scored when Ciriaco reached and took second on third baseman Jayson Nix’s fielding error. With Daniel Nava batting, Ciriaco stole third and scored on catcher Russell Martin’s throwing error.

Eric Chavez’ seventh solo home run off Sox closer Alfredo Aceves in the ninth completed the scoring.

Doubront earned the win, improving to 9-4 with a 4.41 ERA. He went 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits and a walk, with six strikeouts and two home runs.

Hughes took the loss, falling to 9-7 with a 4.33 ERA. He went 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs, three earned, on 10 hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

The Yankees won the first game of the doubleheader 6-1, scoring all their runs on home runs. Nick Swisher hit a three-run shot in the first followed by Andruw Jones’ solo shot. In the fourth, Jones led off with his second home run of the game followed by Jayson Nix’s home run. It was the fourth and fifth times this season the Yankees have hit back-to-back home runs.

Freddy Garcia earned the win, improving his record to 3-2 with a 5.23 ERA. He went 6 2/3 innings, giving up one run on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Franklin Morales took the loss for the Red Sox, falling to 1-2 with a 3.50 ERA. He went 3 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts, four home runs, and a hit batter.

NOTES: Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford sustained a setback in his rehab from left wrist and elbow injuries when he injured his left groin rounding second base on a triple Thursday night playing for Class AA Portland. ... Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, on the DL since April 14 with a subluxation of his right shoulder, played a rehab game for Class AAA Pawtucket Saturday. He played seven innings in center. Batting leadoff he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout... Right-hander Clay Buchholz, on the DL since June 20 with esophagitis, is expected to pitch for Pawtucket on Sunday. If his outing goes well, he will be slotted into the rotation in the first series after the All-Star break, a three-game set in Tampa Bay beginning July 13. ... Right-hander Chris Carpenter, on the DL since the beginning of the season after surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow, is expected to pitch for Class A Greenville on Sunday. Carpenter was acquired during spring training from the Cubs as compensation for allowing Theo Epstein to leave his post as general manager of the Red Sox and become president of baseball operations for the Cubs. ... Right-hander Clayton Mortensen was called up from Pawtucket as the 26th player available in Saturday's doubleheader. ... Adrian Gonzalez's fourth-inning single in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader extended his hitting streak to 17 games, matching a career high. ... Yankees left-hander Boone Logan earned the win in consecutive games, Wednesday at Tampa Bay and Friday at Boston. He is the first Yankees pitcher to do so since Alfredo Aceves on May 16-17, 2009, against the Twins. He is the first to win consecutive road games on the same road trip since Tom Gordon on Aug. 23-24, 2004, at Cleveland. ... The Yankees called up right-hander Cory Wade as their 26th player available for Saturday's doubleheader. ... Entering Saturday, Robinson Cano had driven in at least one run in a career-high nine straight games. His ground-rule double in the fifth inning of the first game and his eight-inning single in the night game extended his hitting streak to 14 games…The Red Sox activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney, on the DL since June 17 with inflammation in his left big toe, for the start of the second game of the doubleheader. … Outfielder Ryan Kalish was optioned to Pawtucket to make room for Sweeney on the roster…Going 0-4 it is the most losses against the Yankees to start a season for the Red Sox since losing their first six in 1994.

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