Clay Buchholz chilled the Yankees' bats, speedy Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major-league hit and the Boston Red Sox beat New York, 7-4, on a cold Wednesday night to open a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.
Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda became the latest Yankees player to get hurt, leaving in the second inning with a 2-0 deficit, four batters after Shane Victorino's line drive bruised the middle finger of his pitching hand.
While the Red Sox under new manager John Farrell are off to their best start since going 5-0 in 1999, New York has been outscored 15-6 and outhit 26-15. The Yankees have failed to hold a lead at any point in their opening two games for the first time since 1998.
Boston burst ahead 6-0 with a four-run third against Cody Eppley, and the Yankees never challenged.
Buchholz (1-0) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked two. Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth for his first save with Boston.
Jacoby Ellsbury drove...