The Red Sox and Yankees are set to renew their rivalry in New York as Aaron Cook takes on Phil Hughes in Game 1.
We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in New Yankee Stadium.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, Mid 7th -- The Sox go 1-2-3 yet again, with Hughes finishing the inning with 110 pitches on his arm.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, End 6th -- Morales gives the Sox another scoreless inning, helping the Sox to stay alive for an inning longer.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, Mid 6th -- The Sox go 1-2-3 in the sixth, leaving Hughes with eight straight batters retired.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, End 5th -- Franklin Morales is in, closing the book on a disappointing outing for the sinkerballer whose balls weren't sinking. Morales gets maybe a bit lucky, working around a walk with the help of a hard-hit out, but it's a scoreless frame all the same.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, Mid 5th -- A Jacoby Ellsbury walk is all the Sox get in the fifth inning, leaving them down by three still.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 3, End 4th -- Cook just can't avoid the homers, and it's cost him a ton so far. This time it's Russell Martin going deep, launching a long drive to left-center field with Ichiro Suzuki on base to put the Yankees back up by three.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 3, Mid 4th -- The Sox get the run right back as Jarrod Saltalamacchia goes to the opposite field for Boston's third solo shot of the game.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 2, End 3rd -- Aaron Cook again falls victim to a double play that could-have-been. This time, however, it's a matter of nobody so much as getting to the ball, as Mike Aviles tried to set up to turn a double play when it was clear Dustin Pedroia wasn't going to get to the ball. His late stab falls well short, letting the ball roll through the infield for a hit, putting a man on third to score on a sacrifice fly.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 2, Mid 3rd -- Phil Hughes' mistake pitches are bad mistake pitches, but with their isolated nature thy've not been as costly as they could be. Hanging a curveball over the plate to Carl Crawford, Hughes surrenders the first long ball of the year to the Red Sox left fielder--an emphatic blast to right field that brings the Sox within one run.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, End 2nd -- Aaron Cook also gets back to his comfort zone, getting a pair of ground balls in a 1-2-3 inning of his own, with Ichiro Suzuki's first home at bat going for a lazy fly ball to center.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, Mid 2nd -- Some decent contact, but zero results in the second for the Red Sox, who see Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava, and Mike Aviles go down in order to a resurgent Phil Hughes.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1, End 1st -- The Yankees also strike with two outs, but their hit is louder. After a Curtis Granderson double and Robinson Cano single, Aaron Cook induced a ground ball from Mark Teixeira to let the tying run in when they could only grab one out, but Raul Ibanez doesn't let the Sox off the hook. A high sinker resulted in a line drive, and with the short porch in right, it was enough to get into the stands for a 3-1 Yankee lead.
Red Sox 1, Yankees 0, Mid 1st -- The Red Sox get off to a solid start on their last strike of the first, as Dustin Pedroia takes a 3-2 fastball over the outside part of the plate and hits it high and deep to left, giving the Sox an early lead with a solo shot. An Adrian Gonzalez single added another baserunner to the inning, and Cody Ross managed to put two in scoring position with a double to right, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia went down swinging to end the frame without further damage.