Red Sox top Yankees, move into East lead

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

BOSTON -- Derek Lowe struck out a career-high nine, allowing just two hits in seven innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Monday.

Boston took three of four from the four-time defending AL champions and finished the series leading the AL East by a half-game over New York.

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (1-1) left after just three innings because of a tender left elbow.

Lowe (2-1) allowed only singles by Jason Giambi in the fourth and Robin Ventura in the seventh. Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer off Rich Garces in the eighth and Ugueth Urbina got his sixth save, escaping a one-out, second-and-third jam in the ninth.

White Sox 13, Orioles 4

CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs.

Chicago leadoff hitter Kenny Lofton went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base, and Ray Durham had two hits and drove in three runs for Chicago, which built a 13-0 lead as it won for the fifth time in six games.

Jon Garland (1-1) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in seven innings. Jason Johnson (0-3) lost his ninth straight decision since Aug. 6, giving up six runs, six hits and three walks in 1 1-3 innings.

-- From wire reports

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