They were crushed by the Yankees last night.

I know, I know—every time I write something like this, the Sox go out and crush the Yankees in return.

But I’m going to enjoy this satisfying victory in the first Yanks-Sox matchup of the season.

“Obviously we’ve got to have better at-bats,” said Dustin Pedroia, who was 0 for 4.


There was a little controversy as Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda was apparently using pine tar on his hand to help grip the ball. But since the Red Sox do it also, no one made a big thing of it.

Said David Ortiz: “Everybody uses steroids pine tar in the league. It’s not a big deal.”

Tonight looks to be Jon Lester vs. CC Sabathia. Should be a good one.