Recap - long balls help Sox drop opener to Yanks

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The New York Yankees roughed up Boston starting pitcher Brandon Workman for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 4-0 Red Sox loss at Yankee Stadium in the opener of their three-game weekend series.

New York took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira in the bottom of the first inning; they increased the lead to 4-0 with three runs in the bottom of the fourth on back-to-back home runs by Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner.

New York increased the lead to 6-0 on a two-run home run by Brian McCann in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Craig Breslow.

Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno limited the Red Sox to just two hits in 5.2 innings with a pair of walks and five strikeouts.

Workman was charged with 4 runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings.

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