The Yankees announced that Kuroda had a bruise. X-rays were negative.
The Red Sox scored four runs against Cody Eppley in the third.
Saltalamacchia had a one-out single and took second on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by Victorino. After Victorino stole second, Bradley drove him in. Iglesias followed with a double down the line in left, sending Bradley to third.
Eppley was lifted and Ellsbury singled to center off Adam Warren to drive in two runs and make it 6-0. Ellsbury has four RBIs in two games.
The Sox were 0-6 to start the 2011 season and 1-5 in 2012.
“I’ll tell you what, 2-0 feels a lot better than 0-2,” Saltalamacchia said.
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