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New York Yankees Pitching Falters in Opening Loss To Boston Red Sox

five innings, CC Sabathia appeared on his way to an Opening Night victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

But the Yankees' ace quickly ran into trouble in the sixth, issuing a walk to Dustin Pedroia before Victor Martinez doubled and Kevin Youkilis brought them both home with a triple to cut Boston's deficit to 5-4.

After the Sox tied the game at 5, New York once again jumped ahead at 7-5, only to see the lead disappear another time thanks to poor middle relief by newly acquired Chan Ho Park and always erratic Damaso Marte.

Here are the grades from the defending world champions' 9-7 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday night.

 

Joe Girardi, Manager: (B) In his first regular-season game wearing No. 28, the ...

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