Steve Pearce high-fives Ian Kinsler. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Red Sox cranked out 15 runs and 19 hits in last night's 15-7 comeback throttling of the Yankees at Fenway to open their four-game set--and Boston couldn't have done it without Steve Pearce.
"We kept our same approach," Pearce said. "The slide-up that Jackie made kind of turned everything around--I mean, you felt the crowd start to get into it. It was great that we were able to take advantage. It's a tough series, that's a tough team, and to do that to them early, it's definitely great for the team."
Pearce homered three times and drove in six against his former club.
The series continues tonight at 7:10 p.m. with the Sox hoping to extend their Major League lead to seven-and-a-half games. Thirteen-game winner Rick Porcello's won five of his last six starts, but struggled with a 5.85 ERA during the run. However, the righty's posted a 1.29 ERA in seven career outings at Fenway against the Bombers.
Yanks will counter with Luis Severino. He's 14-and-4, but it's been really ugly for the righty his last four appearances with 20 runs allowed over 19-and-a-third frames. That's after he posted a 1.98 ERA thru his first 18 starts.
Red Sox are hoping to have Xander Bogaerts back from his bruised hand.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports