Yankees 20, Red Sox (ss) 6
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Roger Clemens pitched well, but after he left the New York Yankees scored 13 runs _ 10 of them unearned _ in the seventh inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 20-6 Thursday.
Gerald Williams had four hits and Derek Jeter three for the Yankees, who were also aided by errors by Clemens, first baseman Mo Vaughn and rightfielder Jose Canseco.
In the fifth, Boston leftfielder Alex Cole overthrew the cutoff man and forced catcher Mike Stanley to make an awkward play for the ball up the first-base line.
Stanley jarred his thumb and sprained it, an injury that will keep him out for three-to-five days. Stanley also homered against his former teammates, in the fourth.
Clemens allowed one earned run in four innings on five hits with five strikeouts, fanning three in the fourth inning. Andy Pettitte allowed four runs on six hits in four innings for New York.
Canseco did hit his first home run of the spring, a towering shot over the backstop for the practice field beyond the left-field fence. In the seventh, though, he played Ivan Cruz’ single into a double.
Ruben Rivera, Matt Luke and Freddie Benavides all homered for New York.