Boston, MA – Eric Chavez hit two of New York's five home runs, as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6-2, on a day that saw Boston celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
On April 20, 1912, the Red Sox opened Fenway Park with a victory over the New York Highlanders, soon to become known as the Yankees. On Friday, the Yankees were again the opponent and both teams wore replica uniforms from 1912.
All living Red Sox uniformed personnel were invited to participate on Friday, and the former players and managers all entered the field through the center field gate during a pre-game ceremony. They wore jerseys from the time that they played and walked to their respective positions.
Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher and Russell Martin also homered for the Yankees on Friday.
Ivan Nova (3-0) gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings to pick up another win. He struck out five while improving to 1-2 in five games (four starts) against the Red Sox.
David Ortiz hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who have lost four in a row. Mike Aviles had two hits and an RBI.
Clay Buchholz (1-1) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over six- plus frames. He gave up all five of New York's home runs.