The Red Sox continued their dominance over the Yankees this season with a 5-1 win at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. With the win the Sox improve to 12-6 over the Yankees this season with the season series finale Sunday night.

John Lester earned the win improving to 14-8 lowering his ERA from 3.86 to 3.75. He went eight innings giving up one run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. He threw 115 pitches 79 for strikes.

Lester was perfect against the Yankees through the first three innings. He did not allow a base runner until Curtis Granderson’s lead-off triple in the fourth. Granderson scored on Robinson Cano’s groundout for the Yankees only run of the game.

Yankees lefty CC Sabathia took the loss falling 13-13 with a 4.90 ERA. He went six innings giving up five runs on nine hits and four walks with five strikeouts.

The Sox used some small ball for their early runs. They used a sacrifice bunt in the second and third innings to manufacture runs. It was the first time this season the Sox have employed more than one a sacrifice bunt in a game.

After Mike Napoli opened the second reaching on a two-base error by Yankees third baseman Mark Reynolds Jonny Gomes walked and both runners moved up on Daniel Nava’s bunt. Will Middlebrooks’ ground out scored Napoli.

In the second Dustin Pedroia led off with a single taking second on Victorino’s sacrifice bunt. David Ortiz’s double scored Pedroia. Napoli and Gomes connected on consecutive singles to score Ortiz.