Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 9-7

The Red Sox were all things to all people when they opened their 110th season with a 9-7 victory against the Yankees at Fenway Park last night.

The Sox trotted out 2004 icon Pedro Martinez for the ceremonial first pitch. With no cornfield handy, Pedro emerged from a makeshift white tent in the left field corner, wearing his old No. 45. He milked the moment, then threw one last pitch to his old catcher, Jason Varitek.

There was more, much more.

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BOSTON—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 lea...

Just remember, the Yankees lost their first eight games to the Red Sox last season and wound up 9-9 against them and won the World Series.

Having said that, the Yankees didn’t look like defending World Series champions last night in a 9-7 loss to the Red Sox.

Predictably, CC Sabathia struggled early, as he often does, and the Red Sox took advantage. Last season the big lefty got off to a 1-3 start with a 4.85 ERA in his first six starts. Last night he squandered a 5-...

For Josh Beckett, after waiting for five months to pitch in a meaningful game, it was over all too quickly. He walked off the mound before the fifth inning had ended. Of the 14 outs he registered, just one came by strikeout, the first time since June 14, 2007, that he had struck out so few in a start.

There were Yankee base runners throughout his stay, via eight hits and three walks. There were two home runs. And those weren’t even the lowlights, as he struggled with th...

BOSTON - Opening Day losses don't get more exasperating than this. When your ace can't hold a 5-1 lead, when your bullpen spits up a two-run lead quicker than you can say Chan Ho Park, your first thought is that 2009 suddenly seems like a long time ago.

Indeed, when you don't beat the Red Sox on a night when you knock Josh Beckett out of the game in the fifth, it feels like the worst kind of wasted opportunity.

Of course, if the Yankees taught us anything last year, ...

BOSTON - Is Jorge Posada having early communication problems with the pitching staff?

After Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run homer to tie Sunday night's game in the seventh inning, the Red Sox took the lead for good en route to their 9-7 victory when Kevin Youkilis doubled to left-center, then took second on a wild pitch, and then scored on a passed ball.

Posada appeared to be crossed up by Damaso Marte, but said the reliever "just missed location. One was a slider far o...

BOSTON - The Yankees and Red Sox put on another memorable show on Opening Night.

But the ending is one the Yanks would like to forget. And the stars who flubbed their big moments - Jorge Posada and the bullpen - will have 17 more chances against rival Boston to get it right.

The two powerhouses supplied some serious bang for the buck for the 37,440 at Fenway Park and a national television audience.

"It seems like a lot of games go like this," Derek Jeter said. "Th...