Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 5-2
Those who object to the Red Sox playing the Yankees so many times this early in the season -- seven times in a 10-day span ending next Sunday -- might want to reconsider their position after the last two days.
Better to catch the Yankees now, when they are the weakest-hitting team in the American League, than to face them when they come out of their funk, which is likely to be sooner than later. Good teams find a way to beat you even when they're not hitting, but the Yanke...
Leave it to the quiet slugger in the powder blue leather coat and Allen Iverson cap to put it in perspective. Yes, the Red Sox mauled the once-mighty Yankees for the second time in as many days yesterday at Fenway Park. And, sure, Terry Francona's crew made the Bronx Bombers look about as toothless as last year's Tigers. But, gee, Manny "The Answer" Ramirez suggested as he headed out into the night after the latest triumph, don't go ordering the bubbly just yet.
Boston.com game summary