NEW YORK -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Yankees:
* "It kind of looked like we needed one time through the order to get back in synch (offensively) after the break.'' John Farrell, on the Sox, who didn't have a baserunner until No. 9 hitter Ryan Hanigan homered in the third.
* "It's always good to get back into the swing of things, and coming off the break, a win helps you do that.'' Travis Shaw.
* "If I'm throwing well, that's the way it usually is, because I'm usually pitching to contact.'' Brad Ziegler, who has recorded six outs on 15 pitches in his first two outings for the Sox.
* "Definitely. It's been a long time since I've been on the mound in a game.'' Steven Wright, asked if he was surprised to retire 14-of-15 after a nine-day layoff.
* The Red Sox improved to 5-2 vs. the Yankees, and dating back to last September, are 8-3 against New York.
* Dustin Pedroia has reached safely in each of his last 19 games.
* Brad Ziegler has recorded six outs in his first two Red Sox appearances and has needed just 15 pitches to do so.
* Ryan Hanigan's homer in the third inning was his first in almost a calendar year (last: Aug. 19, 2015).
* Steven Wright turned in his 13th quality start of the season.
* In nine road games this season, Wright has a 2.13 ERA.
* The Yankees are just 10-18 against the rest of the A.L. East this season
* Carlos Beltran became the 46th player in history to reach 1,500 RBI in his career.
1) Steven Wright
Wright hit a wall in the sixth and couldn't get out of the inning. But he set the tone for this one by retiring the first 14 hitters he faced and giving the Red Sox five shutout innings as they got untracked offensively in the first game of the second half.
2) Xander Bogaerts
Bogaerts was, in many ways, the most consistent Red Sox hitter in the first half and he picked up right where he left off Friday with a two-run homer in the fifth to stretch the Red Sox lead to 3-0.
3) Travis Shaw
Following up Bogaerts's homer from an inning before, Shaw hit a rocket into the right field seats in the sixth as the Red Sox kept piling on and pulling away against the Yankees.
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