Granderson leads Yankees over Red Sox, 5-4

Granderson leads Yankees over Red Sox, 5-4
September 13, 2012, 3:17 am
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BOSTON -- For much of the year, the Yankees have relied on the long ball. Wednesday night at Fenway, it served them well.
Curtis Granderson hit two mammoth shots into the right field bleachers and Robinson Cano added another, accounting for all of the New York runs in a 5-4 win over the Red Sox.
The Yankees have 213 homers this season, easily the most of any team in the major leagues.
The Sox staged a ninth-inning rally when Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- who earlier had doubled and tripled -- bashed a solo homer the Sox to within a run. But that was close as they got as Rafael Soriano closed it out.
Starter Aaron Cook allowed the first homer to Granderson -- a solo shot -- in the fourth and, two batters later, the two-run belt by Cano. He pitched into the sixth before being lifted, suffering his third straight loss. Cook has won just one of his last dozen starts.
Alfredo Aceves gave up the second homer to Granderson, which came in the seventh inning.
The Sox, who didn't collect a hit until the fourth, got their first run when James Loney singled home Dustin Pedroia (double).
Doubles by Saltalamacchia, Daniel Nava and pinch-hitter Mike Aviles resulted in two more runs in the seventh.
The loss dropped the Red Sox record in September to 2-8 and was their 12th in the last 14 games.