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Youkilis, Red Sox rally past Yankees

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Associated Press
April 5, 2010
— Kevin Youkilis scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball after his third extra-base hit and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-7 in the major league opener Sunday night.

Boston erased a 5-1 deficit against CC Sabathia and defeated the defending World Series champions in the first night opener in the history of 98-year-old Fenway Park.


Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back homers off Josh Beckett to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the second inning. It was 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh when Marco Scutaro singled and Dustin Pedroia tied it with an opening-day homer for the second straight season.


Youkilis then doubled with two outs, took third on Damaso Marte’s wild pitch and scored when the left-hander’s high pitch bounced off Posada’s glove. Pedroia added an RBI single in the eighth.


Hideki Okajima pitched a scoreless inning to get the win and Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for the save.


Chan Ho Park recorded just two outs while picking up the loss in his Yankees debut. The right-hander was charged with three runs and three hits.


Former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez got a warm greeting when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.


The real starters didn’t do as well. Sabathia gave up five runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings for New York. Beckett allowed five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.


BOSTON 9, N.Y. YANKEES 7


New York Boston


ab r h bi ab r h bi


Jeter ss 5 0 2 1 Ellsbury lf 5 0 0 0


Johnson dh 3 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 4 2 2 3


Winn pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Martinez c 5 1 1 0


Teixeira 1b 4 1 0 0 Youkilis 1b 4 3 3 2


Rodriguez 3b 5 1 1 0 Ortiz dh 3 0 0 0


Cano 2b 5 1 2 1 Beltre 3b 3 0 1 2


Posada c 4 1 3 2 Drew rf 4 1 1 0


Grnderson cf 4 1 1 1 Cameron cf 3 1 2 0


Swisher rf 3 1 1 0 Scutaro ss 3 1 2 1


Gardner lf 4 1 2 1


Totals 37 7 12 6 Totals 34 9 12 8


New York 020 300 200 — 7


Boston 010 013 31x — 9


E—Gardner (1). DP—New York 1, Boston 2. LOB—New York 9, Boston 6. 2B—A.Rodriguez (1), Cano (1), V.Martinez (1), Youkilis 2 (2). 3B—Youkilis (1). HR—Posada (1), Granderson (1), Pedroia (1). SB—Jeter (1), Gardner (1). SF—Beltre.


New York IP H R ER BB SO


Sabathia 5-1/3 6 5 5 2 4


D.Robertson (BS, 1-1) 2/3 1 0 0 0 0


Park (L, 0-1; BS, 1-1) 2/3 3 3 2 0 1


D.Marte 0 0 0 0 1 0


Chamberlain 1-1/3 2 1 1 1 0


Boston IP H R ER BB SO


Beckett 4-2/3 8 5 5 3 1


Schoeneweis 1 0 0 0 0 1


R.Ramirez 1/3 2 2 2 1 0


Okajima (W, 1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 0


Bard (H, 1) 1 0 0 0 1 0


Papelbon (S, 1-1) 1 1 0 0 0 0


R.Ramirez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.


D.Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.


WP—D.Marte, Schoeneweis. PB—Posada.


Time—3:46. Attendance—37,440.



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