Jacoby Ellsbury was the hero for the Red Sox, driving in the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. The game-winning single was one of four hits on the night for Ellsbury, who finished 4-5 with two RBI.
Andrew Bailey picked up his first win of the season by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth. Jon Lester started the game for the Red Sox, allowing three earned runs over 5.1 innings. Lester struggled with his control, walking a season-high seven batters.
David Robertson took the loss for New York, dropping his season record to 1-7. Hiroki Kuroda gave up three runs over 6.1 innings. Kuroda entered the seventh inning with a 3-2 lead, but allowed a game-tying solo home run to Dustin Pedroia.
Derek Jeter went 1-4 for the Yankees, including a two-run double while Pedroia drove in two runs for the Red Sox as part of a 3-4 night.
The Yankees are now tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead and have a two-game lead for the second Wild Card spot, tied with Baltimore.