According to Elias, Yogi Berra and Roger Maris were the only other Yankees to homer at Fenway on their birthdays.
The Red Sox won 11 of the 19 games between the teams last season, losing the most recent three at Yankee Stadium at the end of September.
BOSTON (AP) Aaron Judge came running across Fenway Park's right field grass, making his 6-foot-7 frame look a linebacker going for a tackle as he tumbled into the right-field stands to make a catch.
It was originally called a foul ball, but the Yankees challenged the play and won.
"It's his birthday, so it didn't seem (right) to ruin the day", Girardi said.
Severino started for the Yankees and was absolutely dazzling, going seven innings, giving up no runs on three hits while striking out six. The outing marked the eighth time in his career that Quintana (1-4) has struck out at least 10 hitters as the Royals dropped their seventh straight game.
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"My confidence right now is very good", Severino said. "I was trying to throw everything, throw my secondary pitches for a strike".
Greg Bird, who was in a 5-for-50 skid to start the season, including 1 for his last 22, lasered a single off the wall in left in the sixth to make it 3-0. He didn't lose consecutive starts last season (see full recap).
"I think the sinker and the four-seamer and the combination of both was pretty solid today", said Porcello, who lost only four games last season.
Major League home run leader Eric Thames scored twice before leaving with an injury and Orlando Arcia homered and had three RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds to complete a three-game sweep. "He put a good swing on it". Judge tattooed it to the opposite field, and it fell into the Yankees bullpen for a two-run homer.
Dellin Betances struck out two in a flawless eighth before Chapman's shaky ninth. The Baby Bombers are probably still a year away from being serious pennant contenders again, but like objects in the Red Sox's rearview mirror, they are closer than they appear. Chapman then walked Hanley Ramirez, putting the tying run on base and brining the winning run to the plate.