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Derek Jeter Hits His 250th Career Home Run in New York Yankees’ Win Over Boston Red Sox

August 17th, 2012 at 10:09 PM
By Karen Vankat

The New York Yankees lived up to their nickname hitting five home runs in the 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

They aren't called the Bronx Bombers for nothing hitting five solo shots including back-to-back jacks by Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin. Nick Swisher started things off in the top of the first with the initial blast off of Red Sox starter Franklin Morales. Than the back-to-back right field homers by Granderson and Martin in the second.

Boston would go ahead in the third, after a throwing error by Phil Hughes allowed Scott Podsednik to reach base and a run to score, Dustin Pedroia would hit a three run home run to give the Red Sox the 4-3 lead.

'Derek Jeter' photo (c) 2009, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Derek Jeter, who seems to reach a milestone practically everyday, hit his 250th career home run making it number 10 on the season. Jeter is the 10th Yankee this season to hit double figures in home runs, which ties the franchise record with the 1998 team. 

Swisher would hit his second homer of the game, one from each side of the plate, in the bottom of the seventh extending the Yankees lead to 6-4. Hughes, except for the third inning when he gave up all the runs, had six innings of two hit shut out ball. Phil's final line was seven innings, four runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Overall Hughes was tremendous sporting his best change-up of the year.

Boston's Morales went 5 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on six hits, including four home runs, three strike outs and one walk.

David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth and Rafael Soriano would pick up his 30th save of the season in a one-two-three ninth.

Bomber Wounded

Mark Teixeira was scratched from the opening line up due to left wrist inflammation and is listed as day-to-day.

Alex Rodriguez was seen throwing a football again around the Stadium.

Andy Pettitte was seen in the outfield under the watchful eye of pitching coach Larry Rothschild throwing on flat ground.

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Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Phil Hughes

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One Response to “Derek Jeter Hits His 250th Career Home Run in New York Yankees’ Win Over Boston Red Sox”

  1.  Karen Vankat says:

    DJ with another milestone, Swisher stays RED HOT in the two hole and Hughes was good except for the one inning!

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