On Friday, the Yankees put five runs up in the first inning against the Sox, to which Boston answered with five runs of their own.
Saturday afternoon the Yankees struck first again, putting four runs on the board in the first inning.
Saturday evening, the Yankees followed the pattern, adding three runs in the top of the first. Red Sox Nation was boiling over with frustration. A loss is hard enough to take, but losing to the Yankees is extremely painful—like having to watch an eight-hour marathon of The Nanny painful.
After a bad first inning, Sox pitcher Felix Doubront settled down and held the Bronx Bombers to just four runs in 6.1 innings pitched, allowing just three earned.