New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-2

NEW YORK - The ball, blasted off the bat of Jason Giambi on a fastball from Hideki Okajima, cleared the center-field fence.

With it went the stellar start by Jon Lester, the sweep of the Yankees, and the good feelings from a winning trip.

Giambi's two-run home run merely tied the game. He finished off the Red Sox two innings later. With the bases loaded against Jonathan Papelbon, the slugger lined a two-strike pitch into center field to score pinch runner Brett Gardn...

The rocket off Jason Giambi's bat stopped going only when it hit the front of the black seats beyond the center field fence. Right up to the moment it did, Thursday was shaping up to be one of the best days this season for the Red Sox. Looking back on it, it may be one of their worst days, but not because of what transpired at the Stadium.

Boston did not complete its sweep of the Yankees, blowing its two-run lead on Giambi's homer and going on to lose, 3-2, at the Stadi...