- Last Updated: 11:16 PM, July 7, 2012
- Posted: 7:15 PM, July 7, 2012
BOSTON — Newcomers Pedro Ciriaco and Mauro Gomez had three hits each 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 three runs with a bases-clearing double 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.
Injuries to second baseman Dustin Pedroia and third baseman Will Middlebrooks led the Red Sox to call up Gomez to fill in at third and Ciriaco to play second and shortstop. The rookies played key roles in the sixth inning, when the Red Sox scored three runs, and in the seventh, when they added four to build their 9-4 lead.
Ciriaco hit a three-run double in the sixth, then reached on a two-base error, stole third and continued home on a wild throw by catcher Russell Martin in the seventh. Gomez singled in the sixth, doubled in a run in the seventh and scored both times.
The Red Sox broke a five-game losing streak with their first win in five games against the Yankees. New York is a major league-best 51-33 after its three-game winning streak ended.
For the third straight game, the Yankees had a big first inning, scoring three runs in the nightcap. They had five in that inning in Friday night's 10-8 win and four in Saturday's opener.
The three runs came with no outs on Mark Teixeira's 15th homer after Derek Jeter reached on an error by Gomez and Curtis Granderson singled. But Felix Doubront (9-4) allowed just one more hit before Jones led off the seventh with a solo homer, his 10th, cutting the lead to 5-4.
The Red Sox had made it 3-1 in the third when Gomez doubled, took third on Ciriaco's single and scored on Daniel Nava's double-play grounder. Nick Punto's sacrifice fly made it 3-2 in the fifth.
Boston knocked Phil Hughes (9-7) out of the game with three runs in the sixth, loading the bases on a single by Adrian Gonzalez, an error by Jeter and a single by Gomez. Ciriaco then cleared the bases with his third hit.Follow @NYPostsports