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  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees' Melky Mesa walks off the field after striking out in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees' Melky Mesa walks off the field after striking out in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees' Jose Pirela scores in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees' Jose Pirela scores in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on from the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on from the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez  plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to second base during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to second base during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees pitcher Jose Ramirez plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees pitcher Jose Ramirez plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew stretches before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew stretches before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws a pitch in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws a pitch in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster throws to New York Yankees'Jayson Nix in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees' Melky Mesa walks off the field after striking out in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees' Jose Pirela scores in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on from the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez  plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to second base during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, of Japan, plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees pitcher Jose Ramirez plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew stretches before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws to Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli swings to hit a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a home run in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives for a single hit by New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez, to score Corban Joseph, in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws a pitch in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Fort Myers, Fla. — Opening day at Yankee Stadium figures to be a lot different than the first meeting of the season between New York and the Boston Red Sox.

With Brett Gardner the only regular in the Yankees’ starting lineup, New York beat Boston 5-2 yesterday in the first of their two spring training matchups.

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster threw 25 of 28 pitches for strikes, allowing his only hit in three scoreless innings when Gardner reached on a single to shortstop starting the game. The rivalry is a new experience for Dempster, who signed a $26.5 million, two-year contract.

“It’s super-intriguing,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed it from afar, being a baseball fan. So I’m sure we’ll have lots of good games against each other. I know that that rivalry is different than pretty much any rivalry in baseball and one of the best rivalries in all of sports. So it probably makes for a little more excitement.”

Boston’s Mike Napoli, in just his second spring training game after being diagnosed with avascular necrosis during the offseason, homered off Adam Warren leading off the second.

New York took a 3-1 lead in the sixth off new Boston closer Joel Hanrahan, who allowed Eduardo Nunez’s run-scoring single and Jayson Nix’s RBI grounder. Another run scored on a fielding error by third baseman Drew Sutton.

Winner Jose Ramirez allowed three hits in three scoreless innings. Warren gave up one run and three hits in three innings.

“He did a really good job,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I thought his changeup was good, I thought his breaking ball was good, I thought he threw the ball great.”

With Curtis Granderson likely out until May while a broken left forearm heals, Girardi had Gardner in left and Melky Mesa in center. Girardi said the injury might cause him to keep Granderson in center when he returns rather than shift him to left and move the speedy Gardner to the middle.

Ichiro OK After Accident

Tampa, Fla. — New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki said he had no soreness yesterday, one day after being involved in a traffic accident.

Suzuki was on his way home after Saturday’s spring training game against Detroit when the accident occurred a few miles from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

Suzuki said his SUV was totaled in the accident. He had a green light when he was hit by another vehicle in an intersection. The driver of the second vehicle was cited by police.

“The car was turning left and turned into me,” Suzuki said. “I slammed on the brakes, but couldn’t do anything about it.”

Suzuki said his vehicle was struck almost directly in front toward the driver’s side.

New York manager Joe Girardi expects Suzuki to play in Tuesday night’s exhibition against Atlanta. The Yankees are off on Monday.

No one was injured in the accident.

“I’m very thankful that everybody was OK,” Suzuki said. “I feel grateful that there were no big injuries.”

Suzuki worked out with teammates who didn’t make the trip to Fort Myers for Sunday’s exhibition game with Boston and hit in an indoor cage

Left-hander Andy Pettitte threw 34 pitches, including 20 in the first, over two innings during his first simulated game.

“Everything feels really good,” Pettitte said. “All my pitches are right where I want them.

Pettitte expects to throw in another simulated game before making his first exhibition appearance.

Closer Mariano Rivera, coming back from knee surgery, made 21 pitches in one inning during his second simulated game. He said his preference would be to next pitch in an exhibition.

“I think we’re ready to do that,” Rivera said.

Phil Hughes made 37 throws, including 25 from 60 feet, during his initial throwing session since being sidelined two week ago by a bulging disk in his upper back. There is a possibility the right-hander will not be ready for opening day.

“Obviously, I can’t have any setbacks,” Hughes said. “I just have to take it a day at a time. I know I have to get four or five starts. It’s not the worse thing in the world to miss a little time now than have this be an issue going forward.”