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Ciriaco, Gomez lead Red Sox to split with Yankees

July 8, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — Pedro Ciriaco had four hits and four RBIs, fellow newcomer Mauro Gomez added three hits and the Boston Red Sox gained a split of their day-night doubleheader with a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Ciriaco drove in the runs with a pair of doubles one day after being called up from Pawtucket. Gomez is 8 for 17 in five games since being promoted from the Triple-A team Tuesday night.

Andruw Jones hit three homers in the doubleheader, including two of the Yankees’ four in their 6-1 win in the opener in which Freddy Garcia pitched 6 2-3 solid innings in muggy conditions. They added three homers in the nightcap, running their baseball-high total to 133. They’re on a pace for a club-record 255. The 1997 Seattle Mariners hold the major league record with 264.

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