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  • Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) is greeted at the dugout steps after his third-inning solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene, moments after Boston's Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run off Greene, in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene was pulled after the back-to-back homers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) is greeted at the dugout steps after his third-inning solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene, moments after Boston's Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run off Greene, in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene was pulled after the back-to-back homers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes watches a first-inning RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes watches a first-inning RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a third-inning three-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a third-inning three-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts to his ejection by home plate umpire Tim Timmons for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts to his ejection by home plate umpire Tim Timmons for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankee's Brett Gardner picks up his helmet after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for throwing the helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankee's Brett Gardner picks up his helmet after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for throwing the helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene (61) reacts after allowing a third-inning, three-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene then allowed a solo home run to  Xander Bogaerts before Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed him from the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene (61) reacts after allowing a third-inning, three-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene then allowed a solo home run to Xander Bogaerts before Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed him from the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • From left, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, starting pitcher Shane Greene, first baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Martin Prado (14) wait forNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed Greene from the mound after Greene allowed six runs, including two home runs to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    From left, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, starting pitcher Shane Greene, first baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Martin Prado (14) wait forNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed Greene from the mound after Greene allowed six runs, including two home runs to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' Derek Jeter leaves the batter's box with a fifth-inning RBI single during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Brian McCann scored on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankees' Derek Jeter leaves the batter's box with a fifth-inning RBI single during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Brian McCann scored on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees Chase Headley (12) upends Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (28) after Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli hit into a seventh-inning double play in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Yankees Chase Headley (12) upends Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (28) after Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli hit into a seventh-inning double play in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) is greeted at the dugout steps after his third-inning solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene, moments after Boston's Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run off Greene, in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene was pulled after the back-to-back homers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes watches a first-inning RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a third-inning three-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts to his ejection by home plate umpire Tim Timmons for tossing his helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes to end the fifth inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankee's Brett Gardner picks up his helmet after home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected him from the baseball game for throwing the helmet after Timmons called Gardner out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene (61) reacts after allowing a third-inning, three-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene then allowed a solo home run to  Xander Bogaerts before Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed him from the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • From left, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, starting pitcher Shane Greene, first baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Martin Prado (14) wait forNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed Greene from the mound after Greene allowed six runs, including two home runs to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankees' Derek Jeter leaves the batter's box with a fifth-inning RBI single during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Brian McCann scored on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • New York Yankees Chase Headley (12) upends Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (28) after Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli hit into a seventh-inning double play in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK – Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees, 9-4, yesterday.

Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly’s first win with Boston. Betts had three hits and slumping Mike Napoli hit two sacrifice flies for the last-place Red Sox, who have won eight of their last 11 road games.

The 21-year-old Bogaerts drove in two runs and finished a triple short of the cycle. He and Betts, born six days apart in October 1992, became the first pair of Red Sox rookies to homer at Yankee Stadium in the same game since Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry on Aug. 9, 1952, according to a note the team posted on Twitter.

A furious Brett Gardner got ejected on a frustrating – and sometimes embarrassing – night for the Yankees, who began the day four games out of a playoff spot before losing their fifth in seven games following a five-game winning streak.

Rookie right-hander Shane Greene (4-2) was hit hard and chased in the third inning. New York had won his previous five starts.

Staked to a 6-0 lead, Kelly (1-1) gave up Martin Prado’s leadoff homer in the third and pitched through all sorts of trouble in a two-run fifth. He allowed five hits and four walks over 6.2 innings in his sixth start for Boston since being acquired at the July 31 trade deadline from St. Louis, where he was 2-2.

Cespedes singled and Napoli walked in front of Nava’s third home run in the third. Two batters later, Bogaerts sent an opposite-field drive to right-center for his first home run since July 29 against Toronto.

The shortstop has seven hits in his last three games after going 0-for-3 Saturday, when he was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Embarrassing baserunning cost the Yankees when they threatened to get back in the game after Brian McCann beat the shift with a bunt single in the fifth.

Prado hit a drive over Cespedes’s head in left field, and the ball short-hopped the wall. Carlos Beltran, however, got a bad read and thought the ball might be caught. So he headed back toward second before reversing course and jogging into third.

McCann had to hold up at second as Prado charged unaware toward the bag. He never even saw McCann standing on second until he was only a few steps away. That left Prado trapped between bases, so he soon gave up in a rundown and was tagged out easily.

Kelly walked his next two batters, forcing in a run, and Jacoby Ellsbury lined out with the bases loaded. Jeter’s infield single – he was initially called out before a replay review – made it 7-3.

Kelly then threw a called third strike past Gardner, who flipped his bat in disgust and fired down his helmet with two hands. He was immediately ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons.

McCann homered in the ninth for New York.

Trainer’s room

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Versatile rookie Brock Holt started at 2B again.

Yankees: Ellsbury led off after being held out of the starting lineup for two games because of a sore left ankle. Ellsbury, the AL player of the week, had a pinch-hit double Sunday in Toronto. Gardner batted third for the first time in his career, according to STATS, and struck out all three times up. … RHP David Phelps (elbow inflammation) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session and is scheduled to throw 35 in another one Friday before a simulated game Sunday.

Up next

Red Sox RHP Anthony Ranaudo (3-0, 4.50 ERA) was recalled from the minors and expects about 30-40 family members and friends in the stands when he makes his fourth major league start tonight. Ranaudo grew up nearby in Jackson, N.J., and said he went to countless games at the old Yankee Stadium.

“I can’t even describe how excited I’m going to be,” Ranaudo said, wondering if he would be able to fall asleep last night. “There’s going to be a lot of emotions.”

Ranaudo beat the Yankees in his big league debut Aug. 1 at Fenway Park. Hiroki Kuroda (9-8, 3.88) pitches for New York.

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