Boston tops the Yankees on opening day

In New York Shane Victorino had two hits and three RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and two RBI to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-2. Jose Iglesias also had three hits while Dustin Pedroia and Jonny Gomes added two hits a piece. Rookie Jackie Bradley also contributed with three walks, two runs scored, an RBI, and a great run saving, inning ending catch off the bat of Robinson Cano in the third inning. Mike Napoli made his regular season debut with Boston going hitless in five at bats.

Jon Lester started off his 2013 season strong with a win going five innings and allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in five solid innings. Lester had seven strikeouts. Five Sox relievers combined to go four innings, shutting out the Yankees on one hit. CC Sabathia, who has struggled at times against Boston, took the loss for New York.

It was a promising start for Boston despite the fact that the Yankees started the season with four all stars on the disabled list. With a lineup that could struggle to score runs, productive and healthy seasons from Ellsbury and Victorino would go a long way in helping Boston to remain competitive this season. 

Today is an off day and the teams will be back at it on Wednesday at 7:05pm. Clay Buchholz will be on the mound taking on Hiroki Kuroda. Let’s see if Boston can make it two straight over their long time division rival.

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