The New York Yankees opened their series against the Boston Red Sox with a bang on Friday, winning Game 1 by a final score of 10-3. The Yankees took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back.
Phil Hughes picked up the win for New York, improving to 10-8. He pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and three runs while striking out five and walking one. David Robertson and Cody Eppley both held the Sox scoreless to finish the game. New York's offense was active all night, battering Red Sox starter Aaron Cook for six runs on seven hits in only four innings. Raul Ibanez, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira picked up a pair of RBI each, and Curtis Granderson grabbed four RBI with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to seal the victory.
The Yankees are 60-39 after the win. They'll look to keep things going in Game 2 of the series, scheduled for Saturday at 4:05 p.m. ET.
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