The Red Sox drew first blood against the Yankees last night, opening the season with a wild 9-7 victory. Amalie Benjamin has the story.
The Red Sox were all things to all people, as Dan Shaughnessy writes.
The Yankees were wounded and didn’t look much like the defending champions. Nick Cafaardo has that story.
Kevin Youkilis came out swinging and had three extra-base hits, all of them huge.
A trio of newcomers made a positive first impression on the Red Sox. Jeff Powalisz has that story.
Pedro Martinez was back in a Red Sox jersey for one night and basked in the love. Nick Cafardo has that angle.
The notebook has Josh Beckett struggling, David Ortiz confident in his return, updates on Daisuke Matsuzaka and Boof Bonser and plenty of other tidbits.