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Notes: 40-year-old Jeter picks up two hits

NEW YORK -- After reportedly spending a night out for his 40th birthday, Derek Jeter collected two hits.

He finished the night 2-for-4 and is hitting .271.

"I'm not so sure that he feels 40, which is good," Joe Girardi said.

Jeter scored the Yankees' initial run after singling in the first. He came around to score on Mark Teixeira's sac fly. Jeter also made a pretty nice back-handed stop in the ninth on Daniel Nava's sharply hit ball to his right.

Betances OK: Dellin Betances slipped on the mound during the sixth inning. Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue quickly came to check on him. He stayed in the game. Betances said he is fine.

Driving: Brian McCann had two hits, including a long two-run homer in the eighth that pushed the lead to 6-0.

"I was able to drive it, which I haven't been doing a lot lately," McCann said.

McCann is hitting .227 with nine homers and 36 RBIs in 71 games.

Sixth Sense: The Yankees are 6-2 against the Red Sox. Last year, they won six games against their rivals all season.

Sixth Sense, II That was the Yankees' sixth shutout of the season.

Back-to-back: The Yankees have gone back-to-back four times this year. Brett Gardner followed Kelly Johnson's two-run homer in the fourth. It was Johnson's first homer since May 3, a span of 84 at-bats.