The Red Sox came home from a 2-5 West Coast trip hoping for a strong start from Josh Beckett in their series opener against the Yankees. The didn't get it in a 10-8 loss.
The Red Sox bullpen had been a strong point for the team in the first half, but not so much lately after walk-off losses on the West Coast and late Yankees rallly Friday night in a 10-8 loss at Fenway.
In a battle of the bullpens, the Yankees get the better of the Red Sox in a slugfest and win 10-8 at Fenway Park. Mark Texeira's triple is the key hit as the Bombers win the opener of a four-game series.
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco is called up by the Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket after second baseman Dustin Pedroia is place on the disabled list.
Clay Buchholz and Carl Crawford both may be back in the lineup immediately after the All-Star break; Daniel Bard, meanwhile, has another wild outing at Pawtucket.