"It's never fun to make baserunning mistakes," Murphy said. "We run the bases aggressively and sometimes it really works out for us and sometimes it doesn't."
Phelps allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Making his first start in the Bronx since 2000, Dempster retired his first six hitters then it fell apart in the third, when seven of the first eight batters reached.
"When he missed, they didn't miss. That team over there, you've got to execute," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "You don't execute, they make you pay."
Russell Martin led off with an opposite-field single to right and Raul Ibanez followed with a hit that fell just in front of Cruz, the right fielder. Suzuki, batting ninth for the first time in his career, sacrificed. Jeter fell behind 1-2 before walking to load the bases.
Swisher lined a shot into the second deck in right for the sixth slam of his career and a 4-2 lead. Swisher had not homered since July 19 — a drought of 61 at-bats — a day before he injured his hip flexor and missed six games.
New York loaded bases again without making an out, then Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly.
Dempster still has not beaten New York. He is 0-4 in five starts against the Yankees.
NOTES: A moment of silence was held for Red Sox player, manager and broadcaster Johnny Pesky, who died Monday at 92. ... Washington said Andrus will probably get a day at DH this series. Michael Young was working out at shortstop pregame. ... Young's 15-game hitting streak at new Yankee Stadium came to an end. He went 0 for 4.
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