Boston Red Sox

Rick Porcello pitched seven dominant innings for the Red Sox, who beat the Yankees 6-3 on Thursday night to take two out of three in their first series of the season.

Porcello (3-0) allowed no runs on just two hits over the seven frames, striking out six. He threw 99 pitches, 69 of them for strikes.

The Red Sox had a balanced attack on offense, scoring all six of their runs in the second and third inning, all charged to Yankees starter Sonny Gray (1-1). Mookie Betts led the team with two RBIs, despite going 0-for-4 at the plate. He batted runs in on a sacrifice fly in the second inning and a groundout in the third.

Hanley Ramirez had to exit the game with a hand injury, but tweeted after the game that his hand “should be OK”.

Up Next: The Red Sox (10-2) kick off a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles (5-8) starting on Friday night at Fenway Park.