Jackie Bradley Jr had one of those games when he produces with both the bat and glove on Monday and it was enough to lead Boston past New York 5-1.JBJ was playing left field in the series opener against the Yankees and chased down two fly balls that prevented extra bases. Those spectacular catches were only part of his night as he launched a 2-run homer to left field to give the Sox some breathing room in the 7th inning. The home run was Bradley Jr's 10th of the season.

Boston took the lead for good in the top of the 6th inning when Travis Shaw hit a 2-run shot that gave Boston a 2-1 lead. The power surge continued in the 9th when Deven Morero hit his first career home run to cap the scoring.

Eduardo Rodriguez allowed a run in the first inning but settled in to get his 10th win of the year. E-Rod went 6 innings and gave up 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking just 1. The win prevented the Yankees from clinching a playoff spot for at least one more night. Boston will send Rick Porcello to te mound in game 2 of the 4-game series tonight. The pregame starts at 6:20 on AM 1370 WDEA.