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David Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

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BOSTON — hit his 495th home run and had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games.

had four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep over Atlanta. He flied out to the warning track with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the ninth.

The Yankees remained 1 ½ games behind AL East-leading Toronto, which lost 4-2 to Cleveland on Monday.

Ortiz lined a shot into the first row of Green Monster seats off (5-7). It landed about 10-15 feet to the right of three new changeable white numbers on signs with red trim that were affixed to the stanchion of a light tower, signifying his countdown to 500.

In his next at-bat, Ortiz had the crowd on its feet again when he lined a 3-0 fastball halfway up the wall in left for a double.

(8-5) labored through five innings, allowing two runs — one earned — and seven hits. escaped the bases-loaded jam for his fourth save.

Betts' homer made it 2-1.

New York loaded the bases three times in the first five innings against Rodriguez, who escaped with Bradley's help in the fourth and struck out to end the fifth.

Bradley nailed Bird at the plate with a one-hop throw from left field after Gregorius' RBI single.

and third baseman opened the game with consecutive errors — Hanigan's on catcher's interference — before 's sacrifice fly made it 1-0.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 1B was sent back to New York to have his bruised right shin re-examined. "We're going to run some tests," manager said. "I think they'll do some type of imaging to take a look at it."

Red Sox: LF was sidelined for the fourth straight game with a sore right shoulder, but did take grounders again at first as he attempts a position shift. . Manager Torey Luvollo said 2B (strained right hamstring) could return around Sept. 10.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP (9-8) is scheduled to make his second start Tuesday since returning from a stint on the DL with a strained right forearm.

Red Sox: RHP (6-11) looks for another solid outing in his second start since a stretch on the DL with a strained right triceps. He threw seven shutout innings Wednesday at the White Sox.

PHOTO: New York Yankees' Greg Bird, right, slides out at home plate as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, makes the tag in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New York Yankees' Greg Bird, right, slides out at home plate as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, makes the tag in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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PHOTO: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, follows through on his swing as he hits a home run while New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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