Red Sox 2010 Season Opener

Becca Davis

Sunday, April 4, 2010, the Red Sox played against the Yankees for the season opener. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Pedro Martinez, a former Red Sox pitcher. The Red Sox rallied from a four run deficit and ended up defeating their rival. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run triple which tied the game 5-5 in the sixth inning. The top of the seventh the Yankees scored two runs to put them in the lead. The Red Sox responded with hitting three runs in the bottom of the inning. Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run homer, followed by Kevin Youkilis’ home run that put the Red Sox in the lead. In the bottom of the ninth Pedroia’s run-scoring single gave Boston a 9-7 lead. The game lasted three hours and 46 minutes, which was not appreciated by the Major League Officials who told the two slowest teams in the league to speed up the game. The fans left Fenway excited about the come back and victory over the Yankees. The game was a great start to the season for Red Sox Nation.