red sox 8, yankees 2 ‘A very good day’ for Red Sox ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Elsa/Getty Images The Red Sox celebrated after beating the Yankees Monday in their 2013 season opener. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes slid in safely in the ninth inning as the Red Sox extended their lead. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jackie Bradley made a running catch to end the third inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jackie Bradley extended to make the catch. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jose Iglesias dove into home plate with one of four second-inning runs for the Red Sox. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jose Iglesias (foreground) and Jackie Bradley (background) were greeted by teammates after scoring in the second inning. Jim Davis / Globe Staff Jon Lester, the Sox' Opening Day pitcher, threw a pitch. AP Yankees hurler CC Sabathia prepared to deliver a pitch. Jim Davis / Globe Staff The Red Sox bowed their heads during a tribute to the Newtown, Conn., victims. Barry Chin / Globe Staff Red Sox players warmed up before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff A group of Red Sox fans mingled with a Yankees fan, right, in the stands before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Players milled about the batting cage Monday morning ahead of the Opening Day matchup between the Red Sox and Yankees. Jim Davis / Globe Staff David Ortiz, who is not in today's lineup, spoke to Dustin Pedroia. Barry Chin / Globe Staff Red Sox GM Ben Cherington spoke on the phone before the game. Barry Chin / Globe Staff Red Sox players warmed up on the field before the start of the game.