Glenn Hoffman and Jerry Remy had RBI doubles in the second inning and Tony Armas hit a solo home run in the eighth inning last night in Boston as the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees, 3-1.
Bob Ojeda, who is 5-0 in his last five starts with a 1.40 ERA, pitched 7 1/3 innings to earn his 11th victory. Bob Stanley notched his 31st save.
Reid Nichols singled with one out in the second and scored on Hoffman's double to left. Remy increased Boston's lead to 2-0 with a two-out double off Bob Shirley (5-7), scoring Hoffman.
The Yankees cut the lead to 2-1 in the fifth. Willie Randolph, who has hit in 15 straight games, led off with a double and scored on Don Baylor's single to left.
New York chased Ojeda in the eighth with a double and a walk, bringing on Stanley, who walked pinch hitter Oscar Gamble to load the bases. Pinch hitter Butch Wynegar hit a fly to right and Nichols gunned down Dave Winfield at the plate to end the inning.
Armas led off the bottom half with his 34th home run to make it 3-1.