5. Jake Peavy pitches well enough to win versus Yankees. (Sept. 5)
Jake Peavy has never beaten the Yankees in his career. That’s something that will need to change now that Peavy is pitching in Boston, but the right-hander should have had a victory in his first start against the Yankees as a member of the Red Sox. Peavy pitched into the seventh inning on Sept. 5 before Boston’s bullpen imploded. The Red Sox eventually won the game 9-8 in 10 innings, but Peavy received a no-decision despite a solid effort.