Rivalry Renewed

Posted: May 19, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB

Known as the greatest rivalry in American sports, some have been saying that in recent years the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has lost some of it’s intensity.  This past series totally stepped it up a notch!

Game 1:

The Yankees started the game by scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning.  Little by little the Red Sox inched their way back into the game. By the top of the 8th inning, the Red Sox had homered their way into a 9-7 lead.  The Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon came in to close the game in the 9th.  With a man on base & 1 out, Alex Rodriguez came up to the plate & hit it to the farthest part o the ballpark to tie the game.  With 2 outs & a man on base, Marcus Thames hits a line drive homerun & the Yankees win the game.  First walk-off of the season for the Yanks, final score 11-9.

Game 2:

With their aces on the mound, Josh Beckett & CC Sabathia, this was sure to be a much lower scoring game between the 2 teams, or would it?  Yankees built a 5-0 lead & although it seemed like a solid enough lead, no lead is ever safe when it’s Yankees-Red Sox.  Red Sox came all the way back.  The Sox scored 4 runs against Joba Chamberlain in the 8th inning.  Tied going into the 9th, the Yankees brought in Mariano Rivera.  After being the hero in game 1, Marcus Thames made a very crucial error.  Jeremy Hermida came up with 2 men on & hit a double to give Boston a 2-run lead.  Papelbon came in to close the game & although the Yankees got to within 1 run, he was able to close this game.  Red Sox won 7-6.

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