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Craig Breslow thought about the first all-Yale battery in the major leagues in more than 125 years and couldn't resist a pun about catcher Ryan Lavarnway.
''I guess Ryan caught like a bulldog,'' he said.
Saturday was quite a day for ''Boola Boola'' (the Yale fight song) at Yankee Stadium, when Breslow relieved in the eighth inning for the Boston Red Sox and helped preserve the lead in a 4-1 win over New York.
''We didn't need to put any signs down. We're all on the same wavelength,'' Breslow joked.
With the Red Sox leading 3-1, Breslow came in and threw a ball and then got Robinson Cano to ground a cutter into an inning-ending double play.
''He knew exactly what he wanted to do and executed,'' Lavarnway said.
According to STATS LLC and baseballreference.com, the only previous all-Yale battery was Sept. 15, 1883, when the Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Jones pitched to Al Hubbard. The Red Sox said the...
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Craig Breslow thought about the first all-Yale battery in the major leagues in 125 years and couldn't resist a pun about catcher Ryan Lavarnway.
''I guess Ryan caught like a bulldog,'' he said.
It was quite a day for ''Boola Boola'' at Yankee Stadium, when Breslow relieved in the eighth inning for the Boston Red Sox and helped preserve the lead...
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