The Yankees took advantage of a particularly horrific outing by Felix Doubront and some equally bad fielding by the Red Sox as they pounded Boston 14-5 at Fenway Park.
How bad was it? The Red Sox had fewer hits (4) than errors (5) and ended the game with a position player on the mound.
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New York scored in each of the first three innings, jumping out to a 7-0 lead midway through the 3rd inning. Doubront lasted only 2.2 innings, charged with all 7 of those runs though only 3 of them were earned. He allowed 6 hits and walked 2 while only striking out 1. He also uncorked 2 wild pitches.
Boston added 3 more runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on a passed ball, a Jonny Gomes sacrifice fly, and an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts.
Making his first appearance of the season after missing 22 games with a strained right hamstring, Victorino doubled to left field in his 2nd at bat of the game. He finished 1-for-5 with 2 strikeouts and a run scored. Mike Carp pitched the 9th inning for the Red Sox, showing off a knuckle ball of all things; he was the first position player to pitch for the Sox since Darnell McDonald did it against the Orioles in 2012.
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