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AL GAME OF THE DAY

Yankees hammer the Red Sox, 20-11

New York has a season high in runs as it increases its division lead over Boston to 71/2 games.

August 22, 2009|Associated Press

BOSTON — Hideki Matsui homered twice and had a career-high seven runs batted in, Alex Rodriguez had four hits and the New York Yankees picked up where they left off against the Boston Red Sox with a 23-hit attack and a 20-11 win Friday night.

The Yankees had a season high in runs in the opener of a three-game series 12 days after completing a four-game sweep of Boston in New York.

The win increased the Yankees' lead in the AL East to 7 1/2 games over the Red Sox.

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