New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-0

NEW YORK - Under a wan, gray afternoon sky at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox let their season continue its bleak unraveling yesterday without even a whimper of offense.

They have not scored in 24 innings, and that does not adequately assess the impotence. If the baseball gods let the Red Sox play under different rules over that span and reaching third base counted as a run, their total would be one.

Their bats powerless against hulking Yankees ace CC Sabathia, the Red Sox ...