- Last Updated: 10:35 PM, September 13, 2012
- Posted: 6:49 PM, September 13, 2012
BOSTON -- Derek Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th place on the career hits list, backing Phil Hughes and helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Thursday night to maintain a share of the AL East lead.
New York won consecutive games for the first time in a month and kept pace with the Baltimore Orioles, who completed a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2, 14-inning win.
Hughes (15-12) retired his first 10 batters and gave up five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out seven, walked one and allowed just three runners past first base, ending a streak of seven straight starts in which he allowed home runs. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 38th save in 41 chances.Follow @NYPostsports