Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-3

NEW YORK - The count was 2-and-0 to Ramiro Pena in the sixth inning, the rain falling steadily.

Runners were on second and third with the Red Sox leading by a run and just one out. Any misstep could have brought home Nick Swisher with the tying run. So even as the mound became slick, Josh Beckett felt forced to do something.

"I don't think I've ever had a grounds crew come out and fix the mound," Beckett said. "One of those deals where three or four pitches in a row, fo...

The Yankees continued their perfect start to the season against the Red Sox. Perfectly awful, that is.

The Bombers dropped a 7-3 decision to Boston Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, giving the Red Sox five straight wins over the Yankees - the first time since 1985 that Boston has opened the season series with five consecutive wins over its storied rival.

That April, Yogi Berra was fired as manager after just 16 games. Could Joe Girardi be headed for the same fate if t...