SCORE: Yankees 4, Red Sox 0.
BREAKDOWN: All of the runs were scored in the second inning when Felix Doubront lost his mechanics and allowed five hits, a walk, and a wild pitch. The Red Sox never recovered and couldn’t solve Vidal Nuno, who pitched five two-hit innings for the Yankees. Doubront, who later commented that he was too hunched over in his delivery and needed to straighten his posture, allowed a single to Juan Rivera and double to Ben Francisco before Jayson Nix’s sacrifice fly scored the first run. Chris Stewart drove in a run with a single, and hits by Thomas Neal and Melky Mesa set the stage for a wild pitch and another run. After a walk to Brett Gardner, Eduardo Nunez hit a sacrifice fly to score the fourth run.
THUMBS UP: Jackie Bradley Jr. played center field and batted third, stroking a two-out double to left-center in the first inning and single in the ninth to raise his spring training average to .444. … Daniel Nava went 1 for 3 and made another successful start at first base. Sox relievers Andrew Bailey (two-thirds of an inning), Joel Hanrahan (one inning), Clay Mortensen (one inning), and Andrew Miller (one inning) held the Yankees scoreless after the second inning.
THUMBS DOWN: Mauro Gomez went 0 for 4 as the DH and is batting .175, not making a compelling case to stick with the team. Ryan Sweeney went 0 for 3 and Drew Sutton went 0 for 3 and made an error at third base. Mike Carp, who started in left field, also made an error.
MEDICAL REPORT: David Ortiz took 50 more swings in the batting cage for the second straight day, but still no word on when he’ll start his running program … Shortstop Stephen Drew continued testing in Pittsburgh for concussion symptoms, but no word on his progress … Franklin Morales threw from 60 feet a second straight day and is close to starting a throwing program after missing time with a bulging disk in his back.
AROUND THE BASES: Most of the pregame hoopla surrounded an update on Derek Jeter by Yankees GM Brian Cashman. Jeter had an anti-inflammatory shot for his surgically repaired left ankle. … The game was played in 2 hours 17 minutes before 10,801 at Steinbrenner Field.
NEXT GAME: Thursday against the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. The Sox will start righthander John Lackey with Andrew Miller, Andrew Bailey, Koji Uehara, Chris Hernandez, and Oscar Villarreal to follow.