Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
NEW YORK -- Will Middlebrooks emerged from the shower, saw the reporters spilling out of Pedro Ciriaco's locker into his, turned around and headed back to an off-limits area of the visitor's clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. "Pedro's a superstar," Middlebrooks said with a grin. With just 98 big-league at-bats under his belt, Ciriaco isn't quite a superstar. But the rookie did it all Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox earn a dramatic and much-needed victory. Ciriaco's ninth-inning triple just beyond the reach of Curtis Granderson scored Jacoby Ellsbury with the winning run as the Boston Red Sox edged the New York Yankees 8-6 in front of 49,573 fans Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox blew a five-run lead and appeared as if they might be headed for a disastrous defeat when Mark Teixeira tied the game for the Yankees in the eighth with a mammoth two-run, two-out homer off Vicente Padilla. But Ellsbury walked against Rafael Soriano (2-1) and scored easily on Ciriaco's triple. Gr...
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