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.
A clean-shaven, short-haired Darnell McDonaldl is back at Fenway. Only this time he's a member of the Yankees, who picked him up after the Red Sox let the outfielder go last week.
David Ortiz's recent blow up about his contract situation is the latest in a string of unfortunate off-the-field decisions for the Sox DH. We recap the others from this season.