Red Sox chill Yanks, 2-0 for first time since 1999

Boston's Shane Victorino scores in the third inning in the Red Sox's 7-4 win over the Yankees.
Boston's Shane Victorino scores in the third inning in the Red Sox's 7-4 win over the Yankees. (Elsa / Getty Images)
Posted: April 05, 2013

NEW YORK - Clay Buchholz chilled the Yankees' bats, and Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major-league hit as the Boston Red Sox beat the Yankees, 7-4, on a cold Wednesday night to open a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.

Righthander Hiroki Kuroda became the latest Yankee to get hurt, leaving in the second inning with a 2-0 deficit, four batters after Shane Victorino's line drive bruised the middle finger of his pitching hand.

While the Red Sox under new manager John Farrell are off to their best start since going 5-0 in 1999, New York has been outscored by 15-6 and outhit by 26-15. The Yankees have failed to hold a lead at any point in their opening two games for the first time since 1998.

Boston burst ahead, 6-0, with a four-run third against Cody Eppley, and the Yankees never challenged.

Buchholz (1-0) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings, struck out four, and walked two.

New York said Kuroda (0-1) was being sent for X-rays and other tests.

The Yankees already have five all-stars on the disabled list: shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, first baseman Mark Teixeira, outfielder Curtis Granderson, and pitcher Phil Hughes.

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|