Apr 10, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Pineda Powers Yankees Past Red Sox In Round One

This is what Brian Cashman envisioned. Michael Pineda taking the mound on a beautiful night in the Bronx against the Red Sox and just throwing darts. That’s exactly what Pineda did in his first start at home as a Yankee against the Sox, striking out seven over six innings as the Yanks beat the Sox in round one of at least 19 by the score of 4-1.

Jacoby Ellsbury started the Yankees first rally in the fourth as he reached on Johnathan Herrera’s error. Carlos Beltran followed with a single. Brian McCann followed with a single of his own to drive in Ellsbury. Alfonso Soriano would ground into a double but a run would score.

Dean Anna led off the fifth off Clay Buchholz with his first major league homer. Two batters later, Derek Jeter would hit a ground rule double. Ellsbury drove in Jeter with a single and got thrown out tryin to stretch it.

The Sox would get their loan run on a Daniel Nava homer.

The other pitching story in this game was  David Phelps who recorded his first big league save with 2.1 innings of hitless relief.

Game two of the set is for tomorrow night at 705. CC Sabathia will take on Jon Lester.

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