The Red Sox’ first game against the Yankees couldn’t have gone better. They made a big, loud statement to the Yanks with a thunderous 14-1 thumping at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.
Mookie Betts led the way for the Red Sox, going 4-for-4 with a grand slam home run as part of a nine-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth inning. Betts is 14-for-26 (.538) with two homers and six RBIs in seven games since the calendar turned to April.
Chris Sale (1-0) grabbed his first win of the season after two no-decisions. Sale pitched six innings and allowed just one earned run on eight hits with no walks, striking out eight.
Up Next: David Price takes on Masahiro Tanaka in the second game of the series between the Red Sox (9-1) and Yankees (5-6) on Wednesday night.