Aug 17, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT
The Bronx Bombers, already with 22 more longballs than any other team in the league entering Friday’s action, pounded out five homers Friday night in defeating the Red Sox 6-4.
The Yankees now have 186 homers on the season, 26 more than the second-place Blue Jays. Jeter’s homer was his 10th of the year, giving the Yankees 10 players in double figures. That matches a franchise record.
The Red Sox scored all their runs off Phil Hughes in the fourth, with Dustin Pedroia hitting a three-run homer in the frame. All of the runs were unearned as a result of Hughes’ own error– he threw a potential double-play ball into center field — so his ERA fell to 4.23.
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