NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Drew of the Red Sox hit a tying single off the Yankees' Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single off Boone Logan in the 10th and Boston beat New York 9-8 on Thursday.
"Just a character win, a team win," said Red Sox manager John Farrell.
Victorino's at-bat in the 10th continued after first-base umpire Joe West ruled the St. Anthony High School graduate checked his swing on a 1-2 pitch - Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was ejected after arguing the call.
Shane Victorino of the Red Sox hits an RBI single during the 10th inning of Boston’s 9-8 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday.
"It's frustrating because, you know what, I thought he went. But you have to be able to overcome things," said New York manager Joe Girardi, whose team had rallied from a 7-2 deficit with six runs in the seventh.
Victorino had led off the fifth inning with a homer.
Craig Breslow (5-2) earned the win, and Koji Uehara recorded his 18th save, extending his scoreless streak to 26 innings over 23 games.
From Maui to the Majors
THURSDAY: 2-6, 3 RBI, run, K, SB. Drove in run with groundout in third inning, homered to lead off fifth, hit RBI single and stole third base in 10th.
SINCE ALL-STAR BREAK: 44 games, .300 batting avg. (54-180, t-5th in AL in hits), 9 HR (t-9th in AL), 30 RBI (t-5th in AL, t-8th in MLB), 34 runs (t-1st in MLB and AL), 11 HBP (1st in MLB), 7 SB, 1 CS.
SEASON: .294 batting avg. (125-425), 13 HR, 54 RBI, 73 runs, 20 SB, 3 CS, 14 HBP (t-1st in AL, t-3rd in MLB) 10 outfield assists (t-4th in AL, t-8th in MLB).
Rivera entered in the ninth with an 8-7 lead and got two quick outs. Mike Napoli then singled on a full count and pinch runner Quintin Berry stole second base and continued to third when catcher Austin Romine's errant throw bounced away. Rivera squandered a save for the sixth time in 47 tries, a day after the career leader in saves was needed for four outs.
Chamberlain (2-1) was the losing pitcher.