Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, both the Yankees and their ace, CC Sabathia, can beat the Red Sox. They won Tuesday, 5-2, behind six innings of 10-strikeout, two-run ball from the lefty, who needed 129 pitches to do get his first win in five starts against Boston this season. The Yankees are now 3-10 against the Red Sox. Francisco Cervelli hit a home run and clapped as he cross home plate. That drew the ire of John Lackey, who hot Cervelli when the Yankees catcher came up again. But the joke was on Lackey as Cervelli came around to score the final New York run. Cory Wade, Boone Logan, Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera combined to pitch three scoreless innings of relief.
Mike Pelfrey cruised along through six scoreless innings but had to deal with two problems. He didn't get any run support from his teammates, and he didn't get an out in the seventh. Pelfrey was charged wit the first four runs in a five-run Florida seventh as the Marlins shut out the Mets, 6-0. Josh Thole had two of the Mets' six hits.