- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - For a team languishing in last place, the future looks awfully bright in Boston.

Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Bogaerts drove in two runs and finished a triple short of the cycle. He and Betts, born six days apart in October 1992, became the first pair of Red Sox rookies to homer at Yankee Stadium in the same game since Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry on Aug. 9, 1952.

“This season definitely has not been the way that we all wanted, we all expected it to be. But there’s a lot of talent coming up and hopefully we can blend in together and have a good future,” Bogaerts said.

Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly’s first win with Boston.

Betts had three hits and slumping Mike Napoli added two sacrifice flies for the defending World Series champions, who have won eight of 11 on the road.

“It’s fun watching what these guys did with the bats,” Kelly said.

A furious Brett Gardner got ejected on a frustrating - and sometimes embarrassing - night for the Yankees, who fell five games out of a playoff spot. They’ve lost five of seven following a five-game winning streak.

Rookie right-hander Shane Greene (4-2) was hit hard and chased in the third inning. New York had won his previous five starts.

Staked to a 6-0 lead, Kelly (1-1) gave up Martin Prado’s leadoff homer in the third and pitched through all sorts of trouble in a two-run fifth. He went 6 2-3 innings in his sixth start for Boston since being acquired at the July 31 trade deadline from St. Louis, where he was 2-2.

Cespedes singled and Napoli walked in front of Nava’s third home run in the third. Two batters later, Bogaerts sent an opposite-field drive to right-center for his first home run since July 29 against Toronto.

The shortstop, who entered hitting .224, has seven hits in his last three games. He was activated Saturday from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

“Looks like a few days down rejuvenated him some,” manager John Farrell said. “It’s good to see him bounce back.”

Embarrassing baserunning cost the Yankees when they threatened to get back in the game after Brian McCann beat the shift with a bunt single in the fifth.

Prado hit a drive over Cespedes’ head in left field, and the ball short-hopped the wall. Carlos Beltran, however, got a bad read and thought the ball might be caught. So he headed back toward second before reversing course and jogging into third.

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