Game Recap: Yankees 3 – Red Sox 2

The Yankees ( 7-6) edged the Red Sox (5-8) by the score of 3-2 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night >> Read the full recap and boxscore at

Need to Know: Ivan Nova got the start for the Yankees and tossed 7 1/3 solid innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out four.

A two-out RBI single by Jonathan Herrera gave Boston a 1-0 lead in the second.

In the third inning, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer to left that put the Yankees on top 2-1.

The Yankees extended their lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning when a run scored on a near double play off the bat of Francisco Cervelli. Cervelli was initially called out (for the third out of the inning), but a replay review initiated by Joe Girardi led to a reversal.

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to draw Boston within 3-2.

David Phelps worked into and out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning.

Shawn Kelley tossed a perfect ninth inning for the save.

Francisco Cervelli injured his right hamstring beating out a potential double play in the fourth inning and was removed from the game. After Cervelli was taken out of the game, Carlos Beltran shifted from right field to first base and was replaced in right field by Ichiro Suzuki. It was Beltran’s first career appearance at first base.

Derek Jeter was out of the lineup for a second straight game due to a tight right quadriceps.

What’s Next: The Yankees are off on Monday. They open a three-game set with the Cubs at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka gets the start for the Yankees, opposed by Jason Hammel for the Cubs.