Home sweet home.
After starting the season with a 0-6 record, the Boston Red Sox picked up their first win of the season against long-time rivals the New York Yankees in their home opener at Fenway Park, 9-6.
The Red Sox posted six runs in the first two innings against Phil Hughes, and held on to the victory despite a second-straight poor performance from John Lackey.
Boston got their nine runs by way of only three extra base hits. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a solo home run, while David Ortiz and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia added doubles.
Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the season in the fifth inning against Lackey.
The former-Angel pitcher got the win, but yielded six earned runs in five innings, and now has an overall earned run average of 15.58.
Hughes's earned run average has inflated to 16.50.
Jonathan Papelbon picked up the save for Boston.