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Red Sox set several records in blowout win over Yankees

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Red Sox set several records in blowout win over Yankees

The Red Sox put on a show Thursday night vs. the Yankees, setting several records in their 19-3 victory.

They set the tone early with a seven-run first inning, which marked their first time scoring that many runs in the first inning vs. New York since 1989.

The entire lineup kept its foot on the pedal throughout the game. Boston had eight players with two or more RBI to tie the most by an American League team since the Rangers did so in their 30-3 win over the Orioles in 2007.

The Red Sox' 18th run scored on Thursday set a franchise record for most runs ever in a game vs. their archrival.

But wait, there's more. Boston tallied 14 extra-base hits in the blowout to tie for its second-most in a single game.

Last but not least, the Red Sox set season-highs in runs (19), hits (23), extra-base hits (14), and doubles (10).

What we're trying to say here is what they did to begin their four-game series vs. the Yankees simply was historic. Boston will look to carry its momentum into Game 2 of the series on Friday night, when newcomer Andrew Cashner takes on Yankees southpaw James Paxton.

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Red Sox vs. Rays highlights: J.D. Martinez homers, but Sox pitching struggles in 8-7 loss

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Red Sox vs. Rays highlights: J.D. Martinez homers, but Sox pitching struggles in 8-7 loss

FINAL SCORE: Tampa Bay Rays 8, Boston Red Sox 7

IN BRIEF: J.D. Martinez's first home run of the season was a bright spot, but the Red Sox pitching staff was not as they dropped Game 1 of their series vs. the Rays on Monday night. Boston used six different pitchers in the loss and none of them had an answer for Tampa Bay as they allowed a combined 16 hits and eight walks.

Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki had a nice night for the Red Sox with three hits and two RBI, and Jonathan Arauz collected his first three MLB hits and two RBI.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-10

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HIGHLIGHTS

J.D. snaps the slump

Kiermaier robs Arauz

Arauz notches first MLB hit

Rays rally

Choi puts Rays ahead

Rays pile it on

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Michael Chavis lets slip hilariously off-color reaction to Jonathan Arauz being robbed of first hit

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Michael Chavis lets slip hilariously off-color reaction to Jonathan Arauz being robbed of first hit

Michael Chavis was really pulling for rookie rule 5 pick Jonathan Arauz to record his first hit on Monday night. So when the infielder ripped a Ryan Yarbrough offering to deep center field, Chavis thrust both arms over his head in celebration.

Just one problem: Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Kiermaier raced onto the warning track and appeared to mistime his leap, but managed to hang in the air just long enough to corral the drive before tumbling to the dirt in front of the center field fence. Instead of his first big-league knock, the 22-year-old Panamanian simply had his first loud out, and Chavis couldn't hide his frustration on his teammate's behalf.

When he realized the ball had landed in Kiermaier's glove, Chavis dropped his hands and raised his middle finger in Kiermaier's direction before simply covering his face.

Not the first time the three-time Gold Glover has elicited that reaction, and undoubtedly not the last.