The same arch nemesis that closed out the 2012 regular season in the Bronx will be back to kick off the 2013 campaign when the Boston Red Sox come to town on Monday, April 1st. First pitch that afternoon will be at 1:05 and will begin the first of a three-game series to ring in the new season of New York Yankees baseball. The game is scheduled to be broadcasted on ESPN as part of their opening day slate of games.
Last year's season series between the two was lopsided as the Yankees won 13 of 18 games, concluding with a 14-2 laugher on the final night of the regular season. This drubbing would mercifully end the Bobby Valentine regime after one season in Boston as he was relieved of his duties the following day. This year's version of the Red Sox will have a new voice in manager John Farrell, whose previous experience with the ball club as pitching coach makes him familiar with the intricacies of this rivalry.
Following the April Fools' Day opener, both teams will be off Tuesday, April 2nd and will wrap up the opening series with back-to-back night games Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th. Barring any setbacks in his return from elbow surgery, CC Sabathia should get the ball opening day vs. Red Sox ace Jon Lester.
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