With two homers, Alex Rodriguez gave the Yankees plenty of offense and became the fastest player in history to hit 12, but the Yankees' bullpen couldn't hang on. Mariano Rivera, asked to notch a five-out save, gave up two runs on three hits in blowing his second save in as many opportunities.
The embattled Coco Crisp hit a two-run triple off Mariano Rivera to tie the game in the eighth inning, and Alex Cora drove in Crisp with a single, capping a five-run frame that put the Red Sox up to stay. Subbing for closer Jonathan Papelbon, lefty Hideki Okajima picked up his first save of the year.
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