The Red Sox last opened at home against the Yankees on April 8, 1985, a 9-2 victory. Oil Can Boyd beat Phil Niekro as Tony Armas, Dewey Evans and Jim Rice hit home runs before a crowd of 34,282. The game took two hours and 33 minutes.
This is the 110th season for the Red Sox. They are 53-55-1 in openers.
They are 27-17 when they open at home, winning 4 of the last 5 and 10 of the last 15.
Tonight will be the first night home opener in history. ESPN, making baseball better.
This will be the ninth home opener against the Yankees and the 28th overall. The Red Sox are 10-16-1 in openers against the Yankees.