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MLB: Boston 6, New York Yankees 1

Aug. 17, 2013 at 8:14 PM

BOSTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- John Lackey fired 6 2/3 solid innings and Jacoby Ellsbury backed him with a pair of RBI Saturday, elevating Boston to a 6-1 defeat of the New York Yankees.

The Yankees reached Lackey (8-10) for six hits and three walks but turned them into just one run. The right-hander struck out one Yankee while registering his first win since July 12 -- a span of a six starts.

Ellsbury finished 3-for-5, including an RBI single that gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning and a run-scoring double in the sixth for a 5-1 Red Sox advantage.

David Ortiz (2-for-4, two runs scored) cracked a solo homer for the American League East-leading Bosox, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) coughed up five runs (three earned) on 11 hits in a 5 2/3-inning effort.

Lyle Overbay went 3-for-4 and Ichiro Suzuki provided New York's only RBI.

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