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Red Sox Outslug Yankees in MLB Opener
BOSTON (AP) -- The New York Yankees struck first but the Boston Red Sox had the last laugh as baseball's most intense rivals opened the 2010 regular baseball season.

The Boston Red Sox rallied from an early 5-1 deficit against CC Sabathia and defeated the defending World Series champions 9-7 in the first night opener in the history of 98-year-old Fenway Park.

Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back homers off Josh Beckett to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the second inning. It was 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh when Marco Scutaro singled and Dustin Pedroia tied it with an opening-day homer for the second straight season.

Kevin Youkilis doubled with two outs, took third on Damaso Marte's wild pitch and scored when Posada couldn't handle Marte's high pitch.

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