Luis Severino allowed three hits in seven innings without a touchdown, and Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-run homer and a spectacular catch to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Sox on Wednesday. Rojas of Boston, in the first confrontation of the season between the old rivals.
It was the 11th victory for the Yankees after a start of season with mark of 1-4.
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Severino (2-1) struck out six hitters and conceded two passports in his third consecutive solid start. In his two previous starts, the 23-year-old right-hander became just the Yankees’ third pitcher who scores 10 or more strikeouts with no more than one walk in a row.
Rick Porcello (1-3), the reigning American League Cy Young, lost his third consecutive opening after receiving three runs, two clean, in six innings and two-thirds. Last season he did not lose any opening in a row.
By the Yankees, the Dominican Starlin Castro of 4-0 with a race annotated. The Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes of 4-1.
For the Red Sox, Dominicans Hanley Ramirez 3-1; And Marco Hernandez of 3-1. The Venezuelan Sandy Leon of 3-0.