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Red Sox Beat Yankees 6-3 To Win First Series Of Season

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees runs towards first after hitting a single during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

The sinkerballer was sensational, twirling seven shutout innings, as the Red Sox cruised to a 6-3 victory over the Yankees.

The game was delayed by rain for 45 minutes after the fifth inning. Gardy has also seen success against Porcello over his career hitting.304 with two home runs against the former Cy Young award victor in 46 at-bats.

Those were definitely the good old days.Then the unthinkable happened, the Red Sox actually won not one, not two, but three World Series titles in less then a decade. Giancarlo Stanton followed with an infield single before Porcello worked out of the jam.

In the third, the Sox already led by a score of 4-0 when Gray gave up back-to-back doubles by Nunez and JBJ.

Game 1 saw the Red Sox put a beating on NY to the tune of 14-1.

Four batters were hit by pitches that day - including James McCann of the Tigers, who took a 98-mph fastball from Dellin Betances square to the head - and a fight at home plate between Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Austin Romine of the Yankees sparked a full-scale melee.

Starting pitcher David Price exited Wednesday's loss after struggling through the first, throwing just 16 strikes among his 35 pitches. There's no worse fanbase than the Yankees' and if this is how the 2018 season's gonna go, then count me in for every game. "I don't think (the Red Sox) should have, you know?"

Sanchez got NY on the board with a three-run double to center off Marcus Walden in the ninth. "It was just one of those nights". Gray's troubles continued when he walked Brock Holt to load the bases with nobody out and Betts drove in Bradley with a sacrifice fly to center. Moreland will start in his place on Friday as the Red Sox open a four-game series with the Orioles. OF Shane Robinson was designated for assignment. But on Wednesday night, things would get well out of hand between the two sides. Boston placed LHP Bobby Poyner (strained hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Walden from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin were handed multi-game suspensions on Thursday for their role in a bench-clearing brawl between the two rivals.

The suspensions were to go into effect on Thursday night, but both players have appealed and so the penalties will be held in abeyance.

Later in the game, the Red Sox announced Ramirez suffered a wrist contusion, and that the X-rays were negative.

Thursday brings us an eight-game slate of Major League Baseball action, so let's jump right in.