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Box > NY Yankees 9, Boston 2
Big debut for the Big Unit
On the same field where they capped off their remarkable 2004 American League Championship Series comeback 164 days earlier, Boston opened defense of its World Series crown in slightly less celebratory fashion on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. David Wells allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings in a losing effort in his Red Sox debut.
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Randy Johnson was fired up after fanning the final two batters of the first inning on Sunday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
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The Yankees opened their 103rd season in impressive fashion on Sunday, banging out 15 hits while supporting Randy Johnson during his Yankee debut, for a convincing victory over the Red Sox.
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BOS
Boston (2-3)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 9, Boston 2   NYY
NY Yankees (3-2)
Won 1
April 3, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 2
NY Yankees
0 1 3 0 0 2 0 3 X   9 15 1
Standings through 4/3/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Yankees Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4000011.000
Renteria, SS4000012.000
Ramirez, M, LF4000020.000
Ortiz, DH4110020.250
Millar, 1B2100201.000
Varitek, C4030001.750
Payton, RF3011003.333
a-Nixon, PH0001000.000
Mueller, 3B3000111.000
Bellhorn, 2B4010033.250
Totals3226231012 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Payton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (1, Johnson), Varitek (1, Johnson), Bellhorn (1, Johnson).
TB: Ortiz 2; Varitek 4; Payton; Bellhorn 2.
RBI: Payton (1), Nixon (1).
2-out RBI: Payton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bellhorn 2; Payton 2; Renteria.
SF: Nixon.
GIDP: Renteria.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Damon (1, fielding), Halama (1, fielding).
DP: (Renteria-Bellhorn-Millar).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5220104.400
Rodriguez, A, 3B6121016.333
Sheffield, RF4211104.250
Sierra, R, DH5011015.200
Matsui, LF5333011.600
Posada, C4020111.500
Giambi, 1B2010002.500
Martinez, 1B0100100.000
Williams, CF2001222.000
1-Crosby, PR-CF0000000.000
Womack, 2B5030004.600
Totals3891576629 


1-Ran for Williams in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (1, Wells), Sheffield (1, Wells), Posada (1, Wells), Sierra, R (1, Embree).
HR: Matsui (1, 8th inning off Mantei, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 3; Rodriguez, A 2; Sheffield 2; Sierra, R 2; Matsui 6; Posada 3; Giambi; Womack 3.
RBI: Williams (1), Sheffield (1), Matsui 3 (3), Rodriguez, A (1), Sierra, R (1).
2-out RBI: Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams 2; Sierra, R; Giambi; Rodriguez, A 3; Jeter.
SF: Williams.
GIDP: Womack.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (1, 2nd base off Neal/Varitek), Womack (1, 2nd base off Timlin/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Giambi (1, fielding).
DP: (Rodriguez, A-Womack-Giambi).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (L, 0-1)4.110441408.31
Myers 0.20000000.00
Neal 0.112110027.00
Embree 0.21001000.00
Timlin 1.01000100.00
Mantei 0.213231127.00
Halama 0.11000000.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson (W, 1-0)6.05112601.50
Sturtze 2.00000300.00
Gordon 1.01111109.00

Balk: Wells.
HBP: Giambi (by Wells), Giambi (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 80-52, Myers 2-1, Neal 10-5, Embree 16-7, Timlin 25-15, Mantei 29-13, Halama 8-5, Johnson 95-60, Sturtze 25-14, Gordon 25-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 4-5, Myers 2-0, Neal 0-1, Embree 0-2, Timlin 1-1, Mantei 0-1, Halama 1-0, Johnson 9-3, Sturtze 2-1, Gordon 0-2.
Batters faced: Wells 26, Myers 1, Neal 3, Embree 4, Timlin 4, Mantei 6, Halama 3, Johnson 25, Sturtze 6, Gordon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Myers 3-0, Embree 1-1, Halama 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 43 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 3:19.
Att: 54,818.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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