Posted September 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Boston Red Sox said goodbye to Mariano Rivera, and then they finished off the New York Yankees in the AL East. Shortly after a pregame ceremony to honor the longtime Yankees closer, Mike Napoli homered in a three-run first inning to help Clay Buchholz coast to a 9-2 victory over New York on Sunday night. Daniel Nava added four hits for Boston, which eliminated the two-time defending East champions from the division race. Buchholz pitched six innings of two-hit ball to complete the three-game sweep and give the Red Sox six wins in seven games against the Yankees in 11 days. Boston has won 10 of its last 12 to expand its lead in the AL East over second-place Tampa Bay to 9 1/2 games. ''It's not just one team,'' said Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who singled and scored a run on a double steal. ''It's how we play. We want to win every game. We never settle for what (the lead) is. It's `Go for the next one.''' Boston has a ...

Red Sox Fan Penned Farewell Poem to Mariano Rivera, Team Hung It in Yankees Dugout Before Sunday’s Game (Photo)

The Red Sox saw Mariano Rivera for the last time in a regular season game at Fenway Park on Sunday, and there was no shortage of moving tributes to the closer. Although many of the Fenway Faithful will be glad their team no longer has to contend with Rivera, most can’t deny the class, composure and and success he has had over the past 19 seasons. Dick Flavin, Fenway Park’s unofficial...

New York Yankees: October bound?

Coming into every season for the New York Yankees, the mission is always October, especially in seasons where they are saying goodbye to a legend and all time great, Mariano Rivera. We are two weeks into September and the New York Yankees are still in the hunt for October. This season has been filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, it has been the craziest rollercoaster of...

Red Sox Shower Mariano Rivera With Fenway-Inspired Gifts During Pregame Ceremony (Photos)

Sunday night is likely the last time Mariano Rivera will step onto the field at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox ensured that moment would be a special one for the Yankees closer. After a trio of Red Sox players from the 2004 squad paid their own humorous tribute to No. 42, the current Red Sox members, who were all gathered on the field, took their turn at honoring Mo. Rivera has received...

Mariano Rivera leaves a message in the Fenway Park bullpen

The Boston Red Sox are just better than the New York Yankees this year, a lot better. So we didn’t get to see a relief performance by Mariano Rivera in the team’s final appearance at Fenway this season, also the…Read more →

Mariano Rivera Now Owner of Custom Bike, Gold Record as MLB Teams Add to Collection of Retirement Gifts (Photos)

It’s not often that players get to retire on their own terms, but after having his 2012 season cut short due to injury, Mariano Rivera is retiring at the end of his 2013 campaign. The very near future Hall of Famer is widely regarded as one of the best closers to ever play the position and unlike some other famous names like Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner, Rivera has had...

Mariano Rivera Catches Tag On Fenway Wall

I bet he purposely pissed on the floor too 

Mariano Rivera Writes Message on Red Sox’ Bullpen Wall During Ninth Inning, Says ‘Thanks for Everything’ (Photo)

Mariano Rivera has certainly left his mark on the ballgame, and on Sunday night No. 42 left a permanent mark on the Red Sox’ bullpen wall. In what was likely his last appearance at Fenway Park, the Yankees closer was honored during a pregame ceremony and given a handful of gifts from his team’s greatest rival. The Red Sox said their goodbyes to Mo prior to first pitch, but he...

Mike Napoli Sets Red Sox Single-Season Strikeout Record, Then Gets Ejected in Win Over Yankees

Mike Napoli set a new Red Sox record Sunday. He marked the occasion with a helmet spike and an ejection. Napoli struck out twice in the Red Sox’ 9-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday. His second strikeout, which was his 178th of the season, set a new single-season franchise record. The record was previously held by Mark Bellhorn, who struck out 177 times in 2004. Napoli’s 178th...

Mariano Rivera leaves message in Fenway Park bullpen

Mariano Rivera left a note in the bullpen at Fenway Park. Sunday night’s game was the last time Rivera will visit Fenway Park as the All-Time saves leader heads for retirement at the end of the season. This what Rivera wrote in the bullpen. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 16, 2013   For those who are having trouble seeing it reads “Mariano...

Honoring A Hated Rival: The Uncomfortable Case Of Mariano Rivera At Fenway Park

While the majority of American sports fans were overdosing on NFL football and prepping for kickoff between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, there was something interesting and somewhat jarring taking place in Beantown. The Boston Red Sox and their fans were showering adulation upon a New York Yankee. Let me repeat […]The post Honoring A Hated Rival: The...

Four Real? Sox eliminate Yankees 9-15-13

Mike Napoli hit his 22nd homer of the year to pace Boston to a 9-2 win and a three-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday at Fenway Park. Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Fittingly, on a night that could have been titled ”Exit Sandman”, the Red Sox put the Yankees to sleep, sweeping the three-game series with a 9-2 win over their rivals at Fenway Park on Sunday. Before...

Sox Sweep, Mariano Roasted

The Red Sox wrapped up a three game sweep of the New York Yankees at Fenway Park last night as Clay Buchholz improved to 11-0 on the season. The win reduced Boston’s magic number to four for clinching the division. Tony Massarotti however, still does not believe in this team, and is waiting for the collapse. Sox unceremoniously sweep Yanks out – Gordon Edes has the Sox eliminating...
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