Jun 29, 2018, Bronx, NY, USA, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates a two-run home run with Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) in front of Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez (7) during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sport
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Two of Major League Baseball's best offenses were staged on Friday night at Yankee Stadium, but only one of them flexed her muscles.
Behind the strength of four home runs, the New York Yankees took the Boston Red Sox 8-1 in the opener series.
Eduardo Rodriguez, who shone against the Bronx Bombers in the past, did not do his best in his 16th season opener. The left-handers also did not get much help from the bats, because the Red Sox only scored six goals.
With the loss, the Red Sox drops to 55-28 while the Yankees improve to 53-26.
So everything went down.
GAME IN ONE WORD
The season's series between the Red Sox and the Yankees was divided into three games on Friday, but New York now holds the direct lead.
ON THE BORDER
– After Rodriguez had posted a clean first inning, he got into trouble on the second attempt. Gleyber Torres moved away from the midfield wall with a thunderous triple, and the Yankees' second baseman was later brought home with a Miguel Andujar RBI single.
Andujar was fourth again after New York had gone down in order. After a double by Didi Gregorius RBI and a Torres victim, Andujar flew the Yankees' lead to 4-0 with a double strike to the left.
It was for Rodriguez on the next dough déjà vu when he allowed another roundtrippler, this time a solo blast from Greg Bird.
From there, however, began the Boston starter, who allowed only one goal in the course of the next two innings. The sixth inning would be the last of the left-handers, as manager Alex Cora decided to reach his seventh place.
Overall, Rodriguez allowed five runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over six innings.
– Justin Haley allowed two hits, including a two-run homer to Aaron Judge, before coming off the seventh inning.
Haley stayed in eighth with almost a goalless frame until Greg Bird launched his second solo homerun of the game.
IN THE BATTER'S BOX
– The Red Sox scored their lone run in the fifth inning with a two-out magic. After Mookie Betts (2-for-4) played a double-left, Andrew Benintendi (1-for-3, on foot) beat his outfield buddy with an RBI double.
– Steve Pearce went 2-for-4, including a double on the left field line on his first strike as a member of the Red Sox.
– Eduardo Nunez burned a single in the fourth inning.
– J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Christian Vazquez and Jackie Bradley Jr. were all hitless.
TWEET OF THE DAY
Haley and Judge go back a long way.
The Red Sox and the Yankees meet on Saturday night for the middle game of the series. Chris Sale is ready to get the ball for Boston against Sonny Gray. First place from Yankee Stadium is scheduled for 19:15. ET.