Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 for his first win in more than a month and the Indians beat Boston 5-3 on Thursday night, handing the Red Sox their seventh loss in nine games.
The Red Sox acquired right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright from the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Lars Anderson on Tuesday.
Nick Swisher and Dewayne Wise went deep for the homer-happy Yankees, who opened a seven-game homestand against the top two teams in the AL Central with their third consecutive victory and 13th in 16 games.
Derek Jeter had a pair of RBI singles, Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs and the New York Yankees pounded out a season-high 18 hits in beating the slumping Cleveland Indians for the third straight time, 9-1 on Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez hit a colossal home run, Curtis Granderson also connected and the New York Yankees got back on track with an 11-7 victory over the skidding Cleveland Indians in a game that quickly grew testy Friday night.