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McCann, Rodriguez, Yankees break loose again in 13-3 romp, hand Red Sox 8th road loss in row

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NEW YORK — Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night.

Down 2-1 and held to three singles going into the sixth, the Yankees suddenly struck. The AL East leaders wound up scoring in double figures for the fourth time in seven games — they'd gone more than a month without doing it until a 21-5 rout at Texas last week.

Mark Teixeira hit a pair of RBI singles and McCann, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley added late doubles as the Yankees won for the 11th time in 15 games.

Last-place Boston lost its eighth straight on the road.

Masahiro Tanaka (8-4) left after Pablo Sandoval's long home run leading off the seventh got the Red Sox within 4-3. Dellin Betances escaped a second-and-third jam to end the inning despite bouncing six of his eight pitches.

Highly touted Henry Owens (0-1) lost in his major league debut. He had retired 12 straight batters going into the sixth, but left after Young opened with a single and Rodriguez doubled to the wall.

Boston relievers Robbie Ross, Jean Machi, Craig Breslow and Alexi Ogando quickly got roughed up.

PHOTO: New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez drops his bat as he watches his sixth-inning double off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez drops his bat as he watches his sixth-inning double off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The big seventh began when shortstop Xander Bogaerts bounced a throw for an error on Jacoby Ellsbury's leadoff grounder. After a walk and an RBI single by Rodriguez, the Yankees started teeing off. Ellsbury and Young each scored twice in the inning.

McCann hit his 18th homer and drove in four runs.

The Red Sox fell on manager John Farrell's 53rd birthday and have lost 14 of 19. They began an eight-game trip with the poorest road record in the AL, and matched their worst skid away from Fenway Park since dropping their final eight in the 2012 season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia is expected to begin baseball activities when Boston visits Detroit this weekend. He's twice been on the disabled list this season because of a shaky left hamstring. ... OF Mookie Betts (concussion) also is set to be in Detroit to continue his recovery.

Yankees: INF-OF Dustin Ackley was put the DL because of a strain in his lower back. The move came five days after New York got him in a trade with Seattle.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (4-4, 4.53) set career highs in his last start, pitching seven innings and striking out eight to beat the White Sox.

Yankees: At 21, prized prospect Luis Severino makes his big league debut when he becomes the youngest pitcher to start in the majors this season. The righty began the year in Double-A, then went 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in Triple-A.

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PHOTO: New York Yankees Brian McCann watches a sixth-inning RBI double in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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