The Yankees started their series against the Red Sox right before the All-Star break and they wanted to get off on the right foot. With help from the Red Sox defense, the Yankees were able to take the first game of the three game set with a 5-1 win at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Yankees scored in the first inning on an Alex Rodriguez solo-shot. In the top of the fourth, Jacoby Ellsbury drove home a run after reaching first on an error by Brock Holt, Brett Gardner singled home a run and Alex Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded. The Yankees added an insurance run by Ellsbury in the eighth on an RBI single.
Michael Pineda gave up a run on seven hits with six strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work. Justin Wilson retired a batter, Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth and Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless ninth.
— The Yankees will take on the Red Sox during the middle game of a three game set. Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees and Eduardo Rodriguez will start for the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on FOX.