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Yankees strike first after season reset

Hey, BoSox are vulnerable after all; Bombers break first-place tie in Game 111 of '11

Updated: August 6, 2011, 4:15 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- It was like Opening Day all over again Friday night at Fenway Park, and after Game 1 of a 52-game season, the New York Yankees hold a one-game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the race for the AL East.

Think about that for a moment.

After four full months of baseball, after all the glowing reviews for the Red Sox's offseason and all the dire predictions about the Yankees, their geriatric starting rotation and the Jurassic left side of their infield, after all ...

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