Rick Porcello retired the last 21 batters he faced en route to a one-hitter, and Steve Pearce hit a two-run homer in an explosive three-run first inning Friday night as the host Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-1 in a game that featured Alex Cora’s first ejection as Red Sox manager.
Porcello (14-4) hit Brett Gardner with his third pitch of the game and served up a home run to Miguel Andujar leading off the third inning. But he did not give up another baserunner the rest of the way in his 10th career complete game and first of the season.
The right-hander struck out nine and did not walk a batter. He faced just one batter over the minimum, with Gardner having been erased on a double play in the first inning.