Boston 7, NY Yankees 4

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 43°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 40216

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 14 0
NY Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 2-0 0-0 2-0 W2
NY Yankees 0-2 0-2 0-0 L2


Red Sox 7, Yankees 4: Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings and visiting Boston collected 13 hits to clinch the season-opening series with rival New York.

Buchholz (1-0) allowed a run and six hits while striking out four and walking a pair for the Red Sox, who won their first season-opening series since 2008. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs and Shane Victorino had two hits, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base for Boston.

Hiroki Kuroda (0-1) started for the Yankees but had to be removed in the second after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer in the eighth and Travis Hafner added a solo shot.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled in a run in the first and Victorino began the second with a line drive up the middle that glanced off Kuroda’s fingertips. The right-hander lost his command after that, hitting Jackie Bradley Jr. and issuing a one-out walk to load the bases before hitting Daniel Nava to force in a run.

Cody Eppley came on and induced a double play to get New York out of the jam but could not hold the Red Sox down during a four-run rally in the third. Victorino drove in a run with a two-out single and Bradley’s first major-league hit made it a 4-0 gap before Adam Warren came on in relief and yielded Ellsbury’s two-run single to center.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Joel Hanrahan worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to pick up his first save with Boston. … Kuroda was diagnosed with a bruised right middle finger and will undergo an X-ray. The Yankees are already without projected starter Phil Hughes (bulging disc) along with a slew of injuries to the everyday lineup including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson. … Former Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis is 3-for-8 with two runs scored in his first two games with New York.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   NY Yankees
Clay Buchholz Player Hiroki Kuroda
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 1.1
4 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 4
1.29 ERA 13.50
Boston   NY Yankees
Shane Victorino Player Vernon Wells
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 14 0 17 .359 19 7 7 3 1 0
NY Yankees 9 2 15 .257 18 5 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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