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The Red Sox went into the first weekend after the All Star break needing only 1 win over the Yankees to win their 20th series of the season, and their 60th game. On Saturday they handed in a disappointing performance, losing 5-2 with a lackluster display of hitting. Sunday was a different story, it was a game that if the Sox had lost could have sent their season on a downward spiral, but instead gave them another boost of confidence. The Tampa Bay Rays were just 1 game back when the game started, and after a well over 4 hour, into the early Monday morning the Rays were back to 1.5 games back due to the bat of Mike Napoli. Sunday into Mondays game was another classic Red Sox vs Yankees game, one that everyone there will soon not forget. Here are the 3 stars of the 2 games:
Star 3: Brett Gardner
Gardner went 3-5 on Saturday, tying Overbay and Nunez for getting on base the most for the Yankees. He had 1 RBI, his 33rd of the season. It was the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Brett Gardner's outstanding diving catch to end the eighth inning and rob Elvis Andrus of a sure double looks a lot better to Yankees fans after their team came back from a 4-3 deficit in the top of the ninth to beat the Rangers, 5-4.
Comebacks have been rare for the weak-hitting Yankees this season—especially with the bottom of the order coming up and down one — so...
BOSTON — The Red Sox will take the bad with the good, especially when the good wins them a ballgame.
Mike Napoli was up and down Sunday in a performance that was truly a microcosm of his season — if not his entire career. He hit two home runs, struck out three times and grounded into a big double play. Fortunately for Boston, Napoli saved his best for last, as he crushed a walk...
With two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Mike Napoli hit his second home run of the game to give the Boston Red Sox an 8-7 walkoff win over the New York Yankees on Sunday night at historic Fenway Park.
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There are few greater sounds in the world for Red Sox fans than the first few chords of “Dirty Water” by The Standells. The beginning of that sound, played after every Sox win at Fenway Park, sounds even better when it’s accompanied by deafening applause brought on by a walk-off win.
There’s been plenty of that at Fenway this season, as the Red Sox have nine walk-off wins...
Mike Napoli ends the game for the Red Sox in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run to straightaway center field. Leaving the Yankees out of last place in the East by the same amount as they're trailing first.
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Mike Napoli can’t explain it.
Perhaps he’s just a slow starter, although he pretty much punched a hole in that theory this season by having the best April of his life. Maybe he likes the summer heat. Or could it be that he thrives on the pressure of a pennant race, when the stakes are highest and the spotlight is blinding?
Regardless, Napoli always has saved his best for last...
Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the 11th inning -- his second home run of the game -- and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-7 on Sunday night.
The Red Sox scored seven runs after falling behind 3-0, thanks in part to Napoli's three-run homer in the third. But they coughed up the lead when New York scored two in the sixth and two in the seventh to tie it 7-all...
Before the Yankees were able to mount their ninth inning comeback in last night’s win over the Rangers, they needed a spectactular play by Brett Gardner in right-center to steal an extra-base hit from Elvis Andrus. Watch as Gardner tracks it all the way down from shallow-center to the deep right-center field, finishing it off with a dive grab. There isn’t much to write about...
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Last night was really a tale of two games for Mike Napoli. On one hand, you had the guy who hit 2 home runs (including the game winner), and you have the player who stuck out 3 times and grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the 8th. Red Sox Nation was frustrated after that double play, judging...
Your browser does not support iframes.This guy might be the baddest Boston Red Sox fan there is. And this is said as a reference to modern day slang and is intended to be a compliment.Check out the wicked bare-handed snag this fellow makes during the game at Fenway Park last night.Brett Gardner laced an absolute screamer down the line in which this fan decided to grab with one hand...
The Red Sox and Yankees played until almost 1:00 am last night, going back and forth until Mike Napoli won the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a solo home run for the 8-7 win.
Napoli’s 11th-inning home run gives Sox 8-7 win – Sean McAdam has a look at an up and down night for the first baseman, who had two home runs, but also two strikeouts and killing a rally by grounding...
CC Sabathia struggled to start the second half, allowing seven runs in five innings. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 7 — Boston Red Sox 8 (11 innings)
Mike Napoli’s second home run of the night is a walk-off in tonight’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings.
Early in the game, the Yankees looked to catch the Red Sox slacking defensively....
The two best teams in the American League happen to reside in the AL East. They also happen to clash tonight in Fenway Park for the first of a four-game series.
Although the Boston Red Sox (60-40) are 9-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays (58-41) this season, those first 12 games came at a time when the Rays were middling around the lower-half of the...
Clay Buchholz only created the Clay Buchholz Foundation this past year, but he’s off to a great start with the foundation as his first event was a great success — thanks in large part to his supportive teammates.
The “Buchholz Bowl” raised money for Christopher’s Haven, and Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, John Lackey and Ryan Lavarnway were all in attendance at the charity...
It was not Yankee starter CC Sabathia's night on
Sunday. The big lefty turned 33 but gave up
seven ER in six-plus innings. (Getty Images)
There's no doubt Yankees starter CC Sabathia was disappointed when it was Mike Napoli who burst out the top of his birthday cake last night at Fenway Park.
Napoli turned on a fastball by...