The Yankees' Derek Jeter is nearly picked off at first...

The Yankees' Derek Jeter is nearly picked off at first base by Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox. (Apr. 4, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Youkilis scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball after his third extra-base hit and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-7 in the major league opener Sunday night.

Boston erased a 5-1 deficit against CC Sabathia and defeated the defending World Series champions in the first night opener in the history of 98-year-old Fenway Park.

Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back homers off Josh Beckett to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the second inning. It was 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh when Marco Scutaro singled and Dustin Pedroia tied it with an opening-day homer for the second straight season.

Youkilis doubled with two outs, took third on Damaso Marte’s wild pitch and scored when Posada couldn’t handle Marte’s high pitch.

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