15 Dec 2009

Yankees and Red Sox to play in season opener

6:55 pm on 15 December 2009

The champion New York Yankees will play arch rivals the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball's season opener in April.

The two sides have met only once before in a stand-alone game to open a major league season.

That was in 2005 in Yankee Stadium after the Red Sox had won the 2004 title.