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Yankees 10, Red Sox 2

NEW YORK — Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the Yankees routed the Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over the Orioles in the AL East with two games to play.

Baltimore's 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay prompted cheers from the crowd when the final score was posted before the ninth inning. The Yankees, who on Sunday clinched their 17th playoff berth in 18 years, would ensure their 13th division title in 17 years by sweeping the three-game series against Boston.

New York tied its record for homers in an inning, achieving the feat for the third time. CC Sabathia capitalized with his third straight strong start, staying in for 103 pitches rather than come out with New York ahead in a laugher.

Manager Joe Girardi wouldn't say before the game whether he'd consider starting his ace on short rest Friday if New York winds up in the wild-card playoff.

Yankees 10

Red Sox 2

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