Three games are in the books, and the Red Sox maintain a winning record. But two wins against the Phillies won't mean much if the Red Sox can't handle business against their division rivals, and even if the Yankees aren't the most threatening, they're in some ways still the most important. A season with a winning record against them is, at least in one way, a season well spent.
|BOSTON RED SOX||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Mookie Betts - CF||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Brett Gardner - LF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Alex Rodriguez - DH|
|Hanley Ramirez - LF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Brian McCann - C|
|Mike Napoli - 1B||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Daniel Nava - RF||Chris Young - RF|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Stephen Drew - SS|
|Sandy Leon - C||Gregorio Petit - 2B|
|Wade Miley - LHP||Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|
Thank God for American League lineups.