With Chris Capuano's 6 1/3 strong innings leading the way, a New York Yankees team playing without Derek Jeter opened a season-ending three-game series with the Boston Red Sox with a 3-2 victory at Fenway Park.
Jeter was given the night off following an emotional Yankee Stadium farewell on Thursday, in which the retiring shortstop delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 6-5 win over Baltimore.
Capuano (3-4), released by the Red Sox on July 1 after a 28-game stint in relief, held his former club to four hits and an unearned run while striking out five.
David Robertson, who set up Jeter's memorable heroics last night by allowing three runs in the top of the ninth inning, bounced back to record the final three outs and earn his 39th save.
Francisco Cervelli paced a makeshift New York lineup by going 2-for-3 with an RBI single.
Rusney Castillo homered for a second straight night for Boston and finished 2- for-3 in the loss. Steven Wright (0-1) was dealt a hard-luck defeat after being touched for two unearned runs over five innings.