1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Robinson Cano 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis 3B
4. Travis Hafner DH
5. Vernon Wells LF
6. Ichiro Suzuki RF
7. Eduardo Nunez SS
8. Lyle Overbay 1B
9. Francisco Cervelli C
Andy Pettitte LHP
Red Sox lineup
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Jonny Gomes DH
6. Will Middlebrooks 3B
7. Jackie Bradley Jr. LF
8. David Ross C
9. Jose Iglesias SS
Ryan Dempster RHP
Umpires: Mike DiMuro HP, Dan Bellino 1B, Ted Barrett 2B, Alfonso Marquez 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: mostly cloudy, cold (43 degrees at first pitch)
0-3: The Yankees will try to avoid their first 0-3 start since, uh, when was that? Right, last year.
No leads: When was the last time the Yankees failed to have a lead in the first two games of a season when they were played at Yankee Stadium? Trick question. Before this year, it was never, dating to 1923 when the old Stadium opened.
Update, 7:14: Pettitte is caught off guard on a wild pitch and doesn’t cover home, but Cervelli makes the dive to get Shane Victorino trying to score from second. Pettitte escapes a two-single first.
Update, 7:21: Shift works against Cano for the second out.
Update, 7:30: Pettitte no runs, three hits allowed in two innings.
Update, 7:41: Yankees have their first lead since ALDS Game 5, Overbay loops two-run single into left-center, 2-0.
Update, 7:48: Pettitte gets a double-play ball for the second straight inning, 2-0 after 2 1/2.
Update, 7:51: Gardner dunks his first homer to the first row in right, 3-0.
Update, 8:28: Gardner strands two in the fourth, still 3-0. Four hits for both teams.
Update, 8:35: Impressive 1-2-3 fifth for Pettitte, believe he’s at just 54 pitches. Pettitte, by the way, is 86-49 after Yankees losses in the regular season.
Update, 8:46: Neither Pettitte nor Cano covers first, infield hit for Iglesias.
Update, 8:52: Pettitte gets the next three, 3-0 after 5 1/2.
Update, 8:54: Dempster is done after five, three runs, five hits. Junichi Tazawa is in.
Update, 8:57: Nunez rips a single to right, he’s looked good tonight at the plate and at short, although he just got thrown out stealing. Should type these compliments faster.
Update, 9:08: RBI double for Bradley Jr.
Update, 9:09: Gardner runs down David Ross’ drive to the left-center fence to keep it 3-1 after 6 1/2.
Update, 9:16: Cervelli HR to left-center, 4-1. David Robertson warming.
Update, 9:35: Top nine, 4-1. Mariano returns, trotting in.
Update, 9:49: Little shaky, but Yankees win 4-2.