NEW YORK – With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston.
Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing, and New York beat the Red Sox 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed video review that led to the ejection of Boston manager John Farrell.
“Extremely difficult to have any faith in the process that’s being used,” Farrell said.
Ichiro Suzuki robbed David Ortiz of extra bases in the eighth inning, crashing into the outfield fence for a spectacular catch, and New York took three of four in the first series of the season between the longtime rivals. Ichiro finished 0-for-1.
Beltran had three hits and was pressed into his first career appearance at first base when Francisco Cervelli was injured.
“We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”
Mike Napoli homered and Felix Doubront (1-2) went 6⅔ innings for the Red Sox.
New York, playing without Derek Jeter for the second consecutive game, scored its third run with the benefit of instant replay in the fourth.
With runners at the corners and one out, the Red Sox thought they turned an inning-ending double play on Cervelli’s grounder. First base umpire Bob Davidson called Cervelli out on a bang-bang play, and Cervelli grabbed his right hamstring as he tumbled to the ground.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged the call, which was overturned after a 3-minute replay review. That gave New York another run and a 3-1 lead.
Farrell, surely still bothered by a replay review that curiously went against Boston the day before, pointed to his eyes as he argued with two umpires. He was quickly ejected by Davidson.
Managers aren’t allowed to argue replay rulings.
Athletics 3, Mariners 0
In Seattle, Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer that broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning.
Rangers 1, Astros 0
In Arlington, Texas, Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings, Donnie Murphy had a sacrifice fly and the Rangers got a series-clinching victory.
Blue Jays 11, Orioles 3
In Baltimore, Mark Buehrle allowed one run over seven innings to win his third straight start, and Toronto hit three home runs.
Twins 4, Royals 3
In Minneapolis, pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Twins rallied past Kansas City to complete a three-game sweep.
Norichika Aoki was 0-for-3 but notched an RBI for the Royals in the loss.
White Sox 4, Indians 3
In Chicago, Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer off John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the White Sox past Cleveland.
Angels 14, Mets 2
In Anaheim, Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Angels’ rout of the Mets.
Reds 12, Rays 4
In Cincinnati, Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs.
Milwaukee 4, Pirates 1
In Milwaukee, the Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game.
Giants 5, Rockies 4 (10)
In San Francisco, Brandon Crawford led off the 10th inning with a splash homer.
Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6
In Phoenix, Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game.
Braves 10, Nationals 2
In Atlanta, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit two-run homers off Gio Gonzalez and the Braves completed a three-game sweep.
Cardinals 6, Cubs 4
In St. Louis, Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the Cardinals over Chicago.
Phillies 4, Marlins 3
In Philadelphia, Chase Utley extended his fast start with the tiebreaking homer among three hits.
Padres 5, Tigers 1
In San Diego, Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered.