Red Sox shut out Yankees in fifty-eighth game of season, 7 - 0
Josh Beckett allowed one hit over six innings and David Ortiz launched his second homer in three games, helping the Red Sox win their sixth game in as many tries this season against their rivals.
The win pulled Boston into a first-place tie with New York in the AL East.
Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0 2 1
Red Sox - 041 100 10x - 7 9 0
David Ortiz banged a two-run bomb to dead center to put the Sox on the board in the second and Beckett (6-1-0-2-8, 93) cruised along, setting down the Yankees with a breaking ball-heavy arsenal.
I'm still behind enemy lines here in NYC, but I did manage to meet up with some fellow Sox fans and watch Josh Beckett slice up the Yankees last night. This is the Josh Beckett we know and love... and winning game one of this series was huge.