Daisuke Matsuzaka took a tied game into the seventh inning thanks to a solo homer by Jason Varitek, but Johnny Damon pulled his new team one game closer to his former one with a two-run homer to the shortest part of the park, putting the Yankees up to stay. Manny Ramirez left with back spasms and may miss Wednesday's game.
It certainly wasn't his most memorable homer to right field at Yankee Stadium, but Johnny Damon broke a tie in the seventh inning with a two-run blast just inside the foul pole, dealing a crushing blow to his former team. Andy Pettitte won his sixth straight start.
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