Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1 4 0 Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0 3 3Pedro Ciriaco, who won Monday's game with an extra-inning home run, scored the game's only run Tuesday night.
Leading off the top of the ninth, he dropped a single into right field that skipped away from Zolio Almonte. The relay throw from second baseman David Adams to the plate was extremely wild and Ciriaco, who had been held at third, trotted home.
Doubront (4-2-0-1-3, 75) laboured a bit, but allowed only one of his 12 outs to be hit out of the infield (his last batter). ... Padilla (3-0-0-0-4, 27) retired all nine batters he faced in the 6th-7th-8th innings. ... After the first inning, no Yankee baserunner got past first base. ... Boston pitchers struck out 13 Yankees.
Aviles, SS Pedroia, 2B Ellsbury, DH Saltalamacchia, C Middlebrooks, 3B Anderson, 1B Linares, CF Kroeger, RF Hassan, LF Felix Doubront, Michael Bowden, Vicente Padilla, Junichi Tazawa, Brandon Duckworth, Will InmanYankees
Gardner, CF Martin, C Rodriguez, 3B Teixeira, 1B Ibanez, DH Jones, RF Nunez, SS Hall, 2B Nix, LF Ivan Nova, Mariano Rivera, Boone LoganThe game will be shown on MLBTV, YES and the MLB Network, but not NESN. Game thread here.
I am sure there will be a different excitement level in the stands. I am not sure our players will get too caught up in it because I tell them not to get too caught up in it during the season. ... I don't want guys going out and doing something crazy tomorrow so they miss six weeks of the season.Bobby Valentine, in jest:
We want to set the tone ... We really want to let them know who we are and send a message.After another exhibition match-up next Thursday, the teams clash at Fenway on April 20-21-22, in Boston's 13th, 14th, and 15th games of the regular season.