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|Thursday, 19 April 2007 14:21|
By homering for the third straight game in New York's sweep, Rodriguez increased his major league-leading totals to 10 homers and 26 RBIs.
Joe Borowski (0-1) had two outs and none on and three times came within a strike of sealing a win. But he allowed Josh Phelps' homer, Jorge Posada's single, Johnny Damon's walk and RBI singles by Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu before Rodriguez connected.
Rodriguez matched Albert Pujols (14 games last year) and Luis Gonzalez (2001) for the second-fastest to 10 homers behind Mike Schmidt (12 games in 1976), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Sean Henn (1-0) pitched one inning, following Chase Wright and Kei Igawa to become the third Yankees rookie in three games to get his first major league win. That hadn't happened since Norm Branch, Charlie Stanceu and Steve Peek from May 20-22, 1941, according to Elias.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3
TORONTO (AP) - Manny Ramirez hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth off Shaun Marcum (1-1), Alex Cora had a go-ahead triple in the ninth against Jason Frasor and Coco Crisp followed with a sacrifice fly.
Toronto threatened in the bottom half when Vernon Wells doubled off Mike Timlin (1-0) leading off and advanced on Frank Thomas' groundout. Lyle Overbay was walked intentionally to bring up Aaron Hill, who grounded into a double play.
Jonathan Papelbon got three outs for his fourth save, and the Red Sox won for the fifth time in six games.