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  • Red Sox put the freeze on Yankees

  • NEW YORK — 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.
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  • NEW YORK — 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.
    Athletics 6, Mariners 2
    At Oakland, Calif., Jed Lowrie and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning, helping Tommy Milone and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners.
    Nate Freiman had two hits and an RBI in his major league debut as Oakland knocked around Joe Saunders and two relievers after managing just one run and six hits in the first two games of the series. Milone (1-0) allowed a pair of first-inning home runs but settled down to retire 17 of his final 18 batters. Michael Morse had one of the homers for Seattle, his third in two days. Joe Saunders (0-1) lasted four innings and allowed seven hits with four walks.
    Rangers 4, Astros 0
    At Houston, A day after Yu Darvish came within one out of a perfect game, Alexi Ogando and four Texas relievers shut out Houston again, combining for a five-hitter.
    Lance Berkman doubled in a run for the Rangers a day after they blanked the Astros 7-0 behind Darvish's nearly historic gem.
    Rays 8, Orioles 7
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Joyce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a towering home run against Tommy Hunter, giving Tampa Bay the victory.
    Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer and Ben Zobrist had a pair of RBI singles for the Rays, who twice came from behind before wasting a late two-run lead.
    Indians 3, Blue Jays 2
    At Toronto, Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking home run in the 11th inning for Cleveland.
    Reynolds drilled a leadoff shot into the second deck off Sergio Santos (0-1), the fifth Blue Jays reliever.
    White Sox 5, Royals 2
    At Chicago, Adam Dunn hit one of Chicago's four homers, leading Jake Peavy and the White Sox to the victory.
    Twins 3, Tigers 2
    At Minneapolis, Eduardo Escobar's two-run double with one out in the ninth inning lifted Minnesota to the win.
    After Joaquin Benoit issued a leadoff walk to Trevor Plouffe, reliever Phil Coke took over. Coke got the first out, but Brian Dozier's single advanced pinch-runner Jamey Carroll to third. Escobar then drove the next pitch from Coke to the deepest part of the park in front of the bullpens in left-center field.
    Giants 5, Dodgers 3
    At Los Angeles, Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants.
    Lincecum (1-0) threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out four while outperforming Josh Beckett in a matchup of marquee pitchers coming off the worst season of their respective careers.
    Beckett (0-1) was charged with five runs, three earned, and six hits in six innings. Carl Crawford had three hits and scored a run for Los Angeles.
    Braves 9, Phillies 2
    At Atlanta, Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and rookie Evan Gattis homered, helping Paul Maholm and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies.
    Freddie Freeman had three RBIs as the Braves chased Roy Halladay in the fourth inning. Upton belted a two-run shot in the first to give him a pair of homers in his first two games for Atlanta.
    The Phillies were just 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
    Nationals 3, Marlins 0
    At Washington, left-hander Gio Gonzalez homered, providing all the offense necessary to back his six scoreless innings, and Washington picked up another win.
    Gonzalez (1-0), a 21-game winner in 2012 who finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting, allowed only two hits, along with five strikeouts and two walks.
    Mets 8, Padres 4
    At New York, Matt Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings for his first win at Citi Field, and Lucas Duda hit the first of the Mets' three homers in a whipping wind.
    John Buck and Ike Davis also connected against Clayton Richard in the Mets' second straight romp over San Diego. They opened the season with an 11-2 win Monday.
    Pirates 3, Cubs 0
    At Pittsburgh, Wandy Rodriguez allowed just two hits over 62/3 innings and Pittsburgh earned its first win of the year.
    Andrew McCutchen smacked an RBI double for the Pirates. Starling Marte and Gaby Sanchez also drove in a run, more than enough for Rodriguez on a frigid night.
    Rockies 7, Brewers 3
    At Milwaukee, Juan Nicasio pitched six effective innings for his first victory in almost a year while Wilin Rosario, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler homered for Colorado.
    Reds 5, Angels 4
    At Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single.
    The Reds and Angels have split the first two games of the first interleague series to open a season.
    Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols and rolled into the outfield, allowing Shin-Soo Choo to score from second base. Choo reached when he was hit by a pitch and advanced on a sacrifice.
    Votto had been 0 for 6 heading into the decisive at-bat.
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