Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Bill Hall had an RBI single and scored a run, and Jon Lester worked 6 1/3 effective innings, as the Boston Red Sox held on for a 2-1 win over the American League East-leading New York Yankees in the finale of a four-game set.
J.D. Drew knocked in the other run, while Jacoby Ellsbury added a single and tied a franchise record with four stolen bases in a single game for Boston, which earned a split in the series and have won three of its last five to pull within six games of the top spot in the division.
Lester (12-7) limited New York to four hits and three walks in taking the victory. The left-hander finished with six strikeouts. Jonathan Papelbon retired the last four hitters to earn his 28th save of the season.