Derek Jeter inched closer to sixth place on the all-time hits list with two more hits, driving in two runs, as the Yanks beat Boston 6-4 on Saturday.
The Yanks (56-53) picked up a game on division-leader Baltimore and are now five back of the Orioles. They also picked up a game on the Toronto Blue Jays and are 2 1/2 out of the final wild card spot.
Shane Greene started and went 4 2/3, giving up 3 R, 6 H, 2 walks and 5 K. 3.68. He gave up 3 in the second but then settled down. He threw 96 pitches though, so Girardi pulled him one out short of a possible win.
After Boston got 3 in the bottom of the second, the Yanks bounced back with four in the top of the third. Prado, Cervelli and Gardner all walked. Jeter doubled in two. Ellsbury got an RBI groundout and Beltran singled in Jeter.
Mark Teixeira’s 19th HR of the season made it 5-3 in the fifth. The HR was #360 for Teix, putting him one behind Joe DiMaggio all-time.
Doubles by Beltran and Stephen Drew in the seventh made it 6-3, and Boston got one run in the bottom of the inning.
After Greene left the game, Shawn Kelley (2-3, 3.38) came in and got the win. 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K.
Adam Warren has struggled lately and continued to do so. 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.33.
Dellin Betances 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.52.
David Robertson picked up his 28th save. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.81.
Jeter’s two hits put him at 3425 for his career, five behind Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time hits list.