Yankees win game one of doubleheader 6-1

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Yankees win game one of doubleheader 6-1

BOSTON The Red Sox extended their streak of futility against the Yankees this season, losing the first game of Saturdays doubleheader, 6-1, at Fenway Park.

Franklin Morales, who had allowed just two home runs in 43 innings entering the game and none in his previous three starts this season gave up four in three-plus innings.

Morales gave up a lead-off single to Derek Jeter. Then, with two outs, hit Robinson Cano with a pitch before giving up a three-run homer to Nick Swisher. Andruw Jones, the next batter, put the Yankees up by four runs after a nine-pitch at-bat.

The Yankees again had back-to-back home runs off Morales when Jones led off the fourth with his ninth home run of the year, followed by Jayson Nixs third.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, could do very little with Yankees starter Freddy Garcia. He faced one batter over the minimum through the first three innings, when David Ortiz walked in the first.

The Sox finally got to Garcia in the fourth. With one out, Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, and Mauro Gomez hit consecutive singles, with Ortiz scoring on Gomezs. But Ryan Kalish grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Gonzalezs single extended his hitting streak to 17 games, matching a career high.

Morales took the loss, falling to 1-2, while his ERA rose from 2.51 to 3.50. He went 3 13 innings, giving up six runs on six hits, two walks, four home runs, and a hit batter with two strikeouts.

Garcia earned the win, improving to 3-2 (5.23).

The Red Sox are now 0-4 against the Yankees this season. It is the Sox worst record to start a season against the Yankees since losing their first six in 1994.

Wednesday's Red Sox-Tigers lineup: E-Rod aims to avoid sweep

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Wednesday's Red Sox-Tigers lineup: E-Rod aims to avoid sweep

BOSTON -- The Red Sox send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound as they attempt to salvage the final game of their homestand and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Tigers.

Today's lineups:

TIGERS:
Ian Kinsler 2B
Jose Iglesias SS
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Nick Castellanos 3B
Justin Upton LF
Mike Aviles RF
James McCann C
Tyler Collins CF
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Michael Fullmer P

RED SOX:
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Aaron Hill 3B
Travis Shaw 1B
Sandy Leon C
Brock Holt LF
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Eduardo Rodriguez P

Red Sox offense again tasked with too much to overcome

Red Sox offense again tasked with too much to overcome

Trenni Kusnierek and Sean McAdam wrap up the Red Sox second consecutive loss to the Tigers after Steven Wright was taken out in the fifth inning.