After the Red Sox throttled Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia yesterday, the A.L. East rivals find themselves tied atop the division standings.
With the mercury rising in August, this perennially tight division race is heating up as well. Both clubs enter tonight's showdown at Fenway Park in Boston with 69 wins against 43 losses. The visiting Yankees send Freddy Garcia to the mound while the Red Sox will counter with Josh Beckett.
Boston leads the season series between the clubs, 9-2 and is the betting favorite tonight. The bookmakers also expect a high-scoring affair and the over/under is resting at 9 runs just a few hours before the first pitch.
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08/08/2011 12:30 AM EDT
Boston Takes Over First Place
|@ sportsguy33 : Josh Reddick!!!!! Now that's a win!|
08/08/2011 12:29 AM EDT
The Binder Knows
|@ EricStangel : In all fairness, Girardi's binder did say Phil Hughes would get clobbered...|
08/08/2011 12:28 AM EDT
Reddick Walks... OFF!!!!
Josh Reddick rifles one into the right-field corner and Darnell McDonald comes around to score the game-winning run. Tremendous comeback win by Boston. Tremendous effort by fans of both sides who stayed up to watch this one.
08/08/2011 12:27 AM EDT
Hughes looking to face Reddick with winning run at second base.
08/08/2011 12:26 AM EDT
Ground Rule Double
Ortiz drives one to the left-field corner. It bounces into stands and a pinch-runner is up before Ortiz can eve amble out of the batter's box.
08/08/2011 12:25 AM EDT
|@ jessespector : I might be okay with penalty kicks here.|
08/08/2011 12:24 AM EDT
And he sits down Youkilis to start this unexpected relief outing.
08/08/2011 12:21 AM EDT
Bard Strikes Out Side
2-2 in the middle of 10th and Boston has the middle of the order coming up. Will Mo come back out?
08/08/2011 12:17 AM EDT
Bard Breaks Cano
Cano's bat shatters as he grounds out to second base. ESPN Crew seems to have forgotten they already told us about Pedroia's jumping in place.
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