JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS –The Boston Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit in Sunday night’s AL season opener to defeat the New York Yankees 9-7.

Both of the Red Sox’ Jewish players were instrumental to the victory. New York had already scored three runs in the 5th inning when LHP Scott Schoeneweis was brought in to relieve starter Josh Beckett with two on and two out. Schoeneweis struck out Curtis Granderson to end the inning and retired both batters he faced in the 6th before being replaced.

1B Kevin Youkilis went 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and a triple. His offensive effort was arguably eclipsed by 2B Dustin Pedroia’s clutch two-run home run, which tied the game at 7-7 in the 7th inning.

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