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Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But on fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building.
In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium to catch a Russell Martin blast. It appeared to bounce off his arm and then into his outstretched hat before he finally grabbed it out of the air.
Umpires ended up reviewing the play and upholding a home run for the Yankees catcher, which might be the first time that a Boston fan has ever helped a New York team do something positive.
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Pedroia did not play versus the Yankees on Monday, but other than joking about what ailed him -- "What's wrong with me? A lot of things. I'm [expletive] up in the head" -- he did not discuss...
New York will send C.C. Sabathia to the mound tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. In his last outing against the Minnesota Twins, Sabathia tossed eight strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out ten for the win.
Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup tonight.
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First baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to rejoin the New York Yankees on Monday, manager Joe Girardi said Sunday. "We expect to see him in New York on Monday," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He'll see the doctor tomorrow and see if he's cleared to play." Teixeira has missed the past 20 games and 30 of the past 31 with a strained left calf. ...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. For the first time since 1966, the Red Sox have tallied a 90-loss season. It's the fourth time in the last 80 years that Boston has reached the plateau. And on Sunday afternoon, the Red...
That lovely photo came through David Ortiz's twitter page yesterday. I'm not sure what brought this on or if it is a part of an on-going joke, but it gets a chuckle.
We now know that Jose Iglesias, Pedro Ciriaco, and Mauro Gomez will make awful women. We also know that Mauro Gomez needs to do some crunches.
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Broken finger? No problem for Dustin Pedroia. Despite being diagnosed one day earlier with an avulsion fracture of his left ring finger, Pedroia got medical clearance and talked his way into the last-place Boston Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. "I love playing, man. It's fun," Pedroia said. "I get to compete for two more games, and then...
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Monday, October 1 @ 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-7, 4.22) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (14-6, 3.42)
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Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (9-14, 4.94) vs Ivan Nova, RHP (12-8, 5.02)
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Whew! It didn't look good there for a while. The Yankees were down 2-0 to Jon Lester before they even came to bat. By the late innings they had 10 hits but just 1 run. They were still trailing going into the ninth inning, and were 0-58 on the season when trailing in that final frame. But Raul Ibanez saved the day with his clutch hits, and the Yankees still have a 1-game lead...
The Yankees are battling the Orioles for the AL East, but on Tuesday night, it was a different kind of bird that proved the most meddlesome. A small bird interrupted the 12th inning of the Yankees' game against the Red Sox, when it settled near second base and refused to leave. When a Yankees Stadium groundskeeper came out to corral it with a bucket, the bird was able to escape...
Apparently, the season is over for the Boston Red Sox. And with the way things have been going, it looks like it's been over for a long while now.
They've had the perfect chance to play spoiler over the final three weeks of the season. But they haven't done diddly squat in that department.
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Let it be noted that the Red Sox had a better record this September than they did last September. September 2011: 7-20September 2012: 8-18Perhaps someone can capture the bittersweet irony here better than I can, in the comments.