The Red Sox ended last season at Yankee Stadium in disarray, the players trudging home after the worst showing for the franchise in nearly 50 years.

The manager was replaced, the roster turned out and there was renewed optimism when the team took the field in the Bronx on Monday afternoon to face the rival Yankees.

The new-look Sox were successful, thumping the Yankees, 8-2, before a sellout crowd of 49,514.

Shane Victorino drove in three runs in his first game for the Sox and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times, scored two runs, drove in a run, and made a run-saving catch. Jacoby Ellsbury was 3 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs. The Sox had 13 hits.

After Jon Lester went five innings, the Sox used five relievers to go the last four innings. They did not allow a run.

The Sox are 1-0 for the first time since 2010. They were 0-6 to start the 2011 season and 0-3 in 2012.