Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-3

NEW YORK — Jed Lowrie was in Florida sleeping off the effects of mononucleosis when the Red Sox opened the season.

His stay on the disabled list lasted nearly four months.

Ryan Kalish and Lars Anderson were playing for Double A Portland, and Daniel Nava was the No. 8 hitter for Triple A Pawtucket.

Yesterday, all four were in the lineup for a nationally televised game against the New York Yankees and helped the Red Sox to a satisfying 7-3 victory.

The quartet had f...

NEW YORK — The ball hit the heel of left fielder Daniel Nava’s glove, where leather ends and skin begins. It bounced off, landing on the grass in front of him, as Francisco Cervelli reached first base. It was ruled a single, the first hit of the game for the Yankees, with one out in the sixth inning. There would not be a no-hitter for Jon Lester, but he would collect his 19th victory of the season.

With a 7-3 victory over the Yankees, Lester is on target for No. 20, add...