The Losing Streak Is Over. Red Sox Win!

Pedroia lifts Red Sox to 1st win, 9-6 over Yanks

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox ended their worst losing streak to
start a season since World War II as Dustin Pedroia homered and
drove in three runs to lift Boston to a 9-6 win over the New York
Yankees in the 100th home opener at Fenway Park on Friday.
      With a full house cheering from the pregame player
introductions, the Red Sox pounded 12 hits, three by Pedroia. They
started the season on the road by going 0-6 for the first time
since beginning the 1945 season at 0-8.
      They had been a popular preseason choice to reach the World
Series after adding Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez to support
what seemed like a strong rotation. But the struggles of the
starters continued when John Lackey (1-1) gave up six runs in five
innings.
      He still got the win when Jarrod Saltalamacchia's run-scoring
double broke a 6-6 tie in the fifth.
      
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