CC Sabathia finally beat the Red Sox. Laboring through a high pitch count, and navigating through plenty of runners on base, the Yankees ace got huge outs when he needed them and helped the Yankees to a 5-2 win in their series opener at Fenway. He matched a season-high with 10 hits allowed, but also struck out 10, including Adrian Gonzalez three times. Eric Chavez had two RBI singles, Robinson Cano had an RBI double and Francisco Cervelli hit a solo home run over the Monster in left field. When Cervelli was hit by a pitch the next time up, the benches cleared, and when the dust settled, the Yankees were a half game out of first place.
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