NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter grimaced and made another early exit. Ichiro Suzuki slammed into a wall and got flattened. A spot starter and an emergency reliever both endured bruising outings.
The banged-up New York Yankees got bashed again by Boston, beaten 13-9 Saturday as the Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree in the Bronx.
"They haven't missed much lately," Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
New York began this series with hopes of making up ground in the wild-card race. Instead, the AL East-leading Red Sox won 9-8 in 10 innings Thursday and rallied for a 12-8 win Friday.
The Red Sox became the first visiting team in more than a century to score at least nine runs on three straight days against the Yankees. In fact, the last time it happened, they weren't called the Yankees — Boston did it in 1912 to the Highlanders at Hilltop Park.
This third loss in a row hurt the Yankees beyond the standings.
Jeter was pulled for a pinch-runner after an RBI single in the sixth. The star shortstop went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his surgically repaired left ankle, and team said the preliminary results were negative.
"I'm not sure what's going to happen right now," Girardi said.
Jeter has missed most of the season while recovering from a broken left ankle in the playoffs last year. The 39-year-old team captain is hitting .190 in 17 games.
The Yankees also will send the test results to Dr. Robert Anderson, who did the original surgery on Jeter's ankle last October.
"If these games didn't count, he could take a few days off and rest," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected for Boston.
Down 12-3, the Yankees rallied with four runs in the sixth and chased John Lackey (9-12). Mark Reynolds added a two-run double in the eighth off Red Sox reliever Drake Britton that made it 12-9.
Each Boston line drive that echoed around the ballpark was met by noticeable groans from New York fans. A couple of "Let's go, Red Sox!" chants broke out among the many Boston fans.
Even Boston's loud outs hurt.
Suzuki ran into the padded wall catching a drive by David Ortiz and stayed down for a moment. Over two days, Suzuki had just missed tracking down two balls near the fence.
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