BOSTON — Yangervis Solarte drove in four runs, Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the season and the Yankees capitalized on five errors to beat the Red Sox 14-5 on Thursday night.
CC Sabathia struck out eight in six innings.
The Red Sox walked 12 — five by knuckleball throwing utilityman Mike Carp in the ninth — hit one and had three wild pitches and a passed ball. They also allowed three stolen bases, all in the third inning.
The Yankees walked six and hit a batter and had one wild pitch, one passed ball and an error.
The costliest stretch for the Red Sox was the first three innings when they fell behind 7-0. They made four errors, allowed three stolen bases and had a wild pitch and passed ball.
Carp made his major-league pitching debut in the ninth and allowed one run.