NEW YORK - The New York Yankees lost 8-2 to the Boston Red Sox on their own home turf on opening day.
Jon Lester and the Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell a win over the barely recognizable New York Yankees.
The Yankees were without some big names, including captain and shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira.
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Former Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis faced off against his longtime team, wearing pinstripes for the first time.
The Yankees held a tribute to the victims of the Newtown school shooting ahead of the game. Both teams wore ribbons to honor the victims.