Yankees - 000 101 010 - 3 6 0 Red Sox - 002 100 10x - 4 9 0Anthony Ranaudo: 6-4-2-4-2, 91. He's the first Red Sox pitcher to win his MLB debut against the Yankees since Vaughn Eshleman, on May 2, 1995, and the first to do so in Fenway Park since Mike Garman, on September 22, 1969 (also a 4-3 Boston win).
Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs with a ground-rule double and a single.
Holt, RFAnthony Ranaudo will be making his major league debut as the Red Sox host the Yankees for a three-game weekend series. Allen Webster and Clay Buchholz will start the next two games.
Conor Ryan, WEEI:
Taken by the Red Sox with the 39th pick of the 2010 draft after a stellar career at LSU, Ranaudo has overcome a series of setbacks and injuries on his way to posting one of the strongest seasons of his career in 2014.Will Middlebrooks has been activated and will be playing third base, with Xander Bogaerts sliding back over to shortstop. ... Ben Cherington said that Allen Craig will be playing left field, with Yoenis Cespedes in right. ... The Red Sox have also called up left-handed reliever Tommy Layne.
Ranaudo has been on the top pitchers in the International League this season with Triple-A Pawtucket, leading the league in wins (12) while ranking second in ERA (2.41) and third in WHIP (1.15).
Ranaudo is in the midst of one of the strongest stretches of his career, as the 6-foot-7 righty has compiled an ERA of 1.94 since June, striking out 46 and walking 17.
Henry Owens, the Red Sox's top pitching prospect, was promoted to Pawtucket.