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Yankees Hold Off Red Sox, 4-2

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Brett Gardner drove in three runs, Nathan Eovaldi pitched well into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Saturday for their 12th win in 15 games.

One day after tying Willie Mays for fourth place with 660 career homers, Alex Rodriguez singled in four at-bats.

The Yankees have bounced back after a 3-6 start and lead the AL East. The Red Sox are 5-9 in their last 14 games.

Gardner doubled home a run in the third and gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead with a two-run single in the fifth. Chris Young hit his sixth homer of the year, a solo shot in the ninth.

Eovaldi (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings. He left after his only walk, to Blake Swihart. Chris Martin took over and Mookie Betts hit an RBI double that just missed clearing the 37-foot Green Monster for a tying home run.

Dellin Betances then relieved and struck out all four batters he faced for his first save.

Wade Miley (1-3) took the loss.

Swihart got a hit in his first major league game. He was called up from Triple-A after catcher Ryan Hanigan broke a finger.

Rodriguez hit a sharp single to left field in the eighth off Alexi Ogando after grounding out three times against Miley (1-3).

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