Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 3-2

NEW YORK -- Imagine winning a football game without making a first down.

Or beating a basketball opponent without logging an assist.

The Red Sox staged a comparable feat yesterday as they turned Yankee Stadium into one big room of gloom for their pinstriped rivals, winning a baseball game despite going 0 for 19 with runners in scoring position. To gauge the magnitude of the 0-fer, consider that no other major league team has won a game with such a show of futility in th...

NEW YORK -- If the Red Sox and Yankees had played this game in October, we would have called it a classic. Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 in 12 innings, at a sold-out Yankee Stadium.

This was not October. This was April 24. They played yesterday as if it were Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

The Yankees' Mariano Rivera and Boston's Keith Foulke fired deep into extra innings. The Red Sox loaded the bases in the 11th, only to have Rivera strike out the menacing...