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Jones powers Yankees past Red Sox

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By Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Andruw Jones hit two of New York's four homers, Freddy Garcia pitched 6 2-3 solid innings in muggy conditions and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in the opener of a split doubleheader on Saturday.

Nick Swisher belted a three-run shot in the first and Jayson Nix added a solo drive in the fourth as the Yankees improved to 4-0 against the Red Sox this season. Swisher snapped an 0-for-17 slide with his 13th homer.

Derek Jeter had three singles for New York, which won its third straight.

The Red Sox have lost five in a row and seven of nine.