Chase Wright had the "Right Stuff" until the third inning. With the Yankees ahead 3-0, Wright got the first two outs before facing Manny Ramirez. Ramirez hit the first of four consecutive home runs to give Boston the lead at 4-3. He was followed by J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek.

The Yankees scored two in the first on a double from Jason Giambi which scored Abreu and A-Rod. Giambi later singled over the dive of the second basemen to extend the Yankees lead to 3-0.

After the third inning fireworks from the Red Sox, the Yankees were able to take the lead at 5-4 with a homer from Derek Jeter and a double play ball scoring the go ahead run.

The lead lasted until the seventh inning when overused Scott Proctor gave up three consecutive hits to Ramirez, Drew and Lowell, the last being Mike Lowell's second homer of the game to give the Red Sox the lead at 7-5.

The Yankees pulled to within one at 7-6 in the eighth but Dustin Pedroia's diving grab of pinch hitter's Josh Phelps' liner up the middle prevented the tying run from scoring.

Papelbon saved the game for Boston by ending the night by getting A-Rod to ground to third, having Abreu forced at second.

It was the first time the Red Sox had swept the Yankees in Beantown since the 70's.

The Yankees now head to Tampa Bay with Kei Igawa on the hill tonight followed by the return of Chien Ming-Wang on Tuesday.