Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Heading into the All-Star break, Andruw Jones
looks a lot like the Yankees' premier power hitter.
It only took him two days to go from seven home runs to 11.
Jones belted his fourth homer in three games on Sunday -- less than 24 hours
before teammate Robinson Cano will captain the American League Home Run Derby
team -- and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-3.
New York won three of the four games in the series against their bitter rivals
and head into the break with a seven-game lead over Baltimore for first place
in the AL East.
The Red Sox, who split a doubleheader on Saturday even though Jones had three
homers in the two games, lost six of their last seven games to fall 9 1/2 back
of the Yankees.
Jones hit a two-run blast in the seventh inning that made it 7-2. He missed a
fifth homer in the series by several feet outside the left field pole in the
The Yankees scored two more first inning runs to give them 14 for the series
and banged out 14 hits to back Ivan Nova, who snapped a three-start winless
Nova (10-3) struck out 10 batters in six innings, allowing two runs -- one
earned -- on six hits and two walks for his first victory since June 17 at
Derek Jeter went 3-for-5 with a couple hiccups in the field.
Red Sox starter Jon Lester (5-6) didn't make it out of the fifth inning. He
gave up five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and two walks in 4 1/3 frames
with six strikeouts.
Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left the game with flu-like symptoms
after the second inning. He struck out in the first inning, ending his MLB-
leading 18-game hitting streak.
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