Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Phil Hughes fired 7 1/3 scoreless frames Thursday, as the New York Yankees blanked the Boston Red Sox, 2-0, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Fenway Park.
Hughes (15-12) scattered five hits and struck out seven while walking just one to improve to 3-1 in four starts against Boston this season.
Boone Logan and Dave Robertson combined to shut the Sox down in the eighth before Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth to nail down his 38th save of the season.
Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones each plated a run for the Yankees, who moved back into a tie atop the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles after the O's defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in a 14-inning thriller earlier on Thursday.
Jeter finished 1-for-5 to move into a tie with Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list with 3,283.
Felix Doubront (10-9) was pegged with the loss after giving up both runs on four hits and five walks over 6 1/3 innings, as the Red Sox wrapped up a six- game homestand at 1-5.
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