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Red Sox Upend Sabathia And Yankees On Opening Day

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Shane Victorino #18 and Jackie Bradley #44 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate the win over the New York Yankees during Opening Day on April 1, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 8-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox were able to get to C.C. Sabathia for four runs on eight hits to take down the injury plagued New York Yankees on Opening Day in the Bronx.

Shane Victorino had a pair of hits and three RBI, including a two-run single in Boston’s four-run second inning. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Dustin Pedroia added two knocks as the Sox pounded out 13 hits in the Monday matinee.

Meanwhile, the Yanks could muster just six hits, featuring a lineup with several new names and faces. Second baseman Robinson Cano was the only position player who started in last season’s opener for the Bombers, as the team attempts to deal with injuries to Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira.

Catcher Francisco Cervelli had a hit and two RBI to account for New York’s two runs.

Sox starter Jon Lester earned the win, striking out seven over five innings while allowing two runs on five hits.

Jobba Chamberlain 2013 Yankee debut was ugly, surrendering three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in just two-thirds of an inning.

The series resumes on Wednesday night.

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