Red Sox open NY series in impressive fashion

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Maybe you thought the Red Sox would win last night, but it's a good bet to assume you did not see a 19-3 beatdown of the Yankees coming last night.

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Perhaps Aaron Boone's savages took the night off.

Or maybe the Red Sox still have some life in them.

Either way, the Boston offense was in overdrive with every starter notching at least one hit, led by Xander Bogaerts (pictured) who had four including a pair of home runs.

Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had three hits, JBJ with a pair of doubles. Rafael Devers homered and doubled.

Rick Porcello picked up the win to improve to 9-7 but it wasn't without a little drama. Staked to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, Porcello gave up four straight hits and walked a batter as New York made it 7-2. He settled down after that allowing only two additional hits and one run over six innings of work.

Don't get too giddy over the Thursday night win. Boston sends former Oriole Andrew Cashner to the mound Friday night against James Paxton. Fasten your seatbelts.

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