Tim Wakefield issued five of the Red Sox's eight walks, allowing six runs in five innings, and David Ortiz was responsible for Boston's only production at the plate with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly. Kevin Youkilis extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a pair of doubles. J.C. Romero walked three batters.
The Yankees cut their AL East deficit back to single digits behind starter Chien-Ming Wang, who was charged with two runs in 6 1/3 innings and received early support with home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Robinson Cano broke the game open with a two-run triple in the fifth.
BASERUNNING SB: Rodriguez (4, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Damon 2 (9, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Abreu (6, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli). CS: Rodriguez (1, 3rd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).