Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 5-4

It was the first perfect night for baseball this spring, created by Red Sox ownership for just such a scenario, as Tom Werner joked before the game.

There was no rain, there was plenty of warmth, and finally, it felt like the season had really arrived. With it came Red Sox-Yankees, replete with tight scores and heroes and villains and a season's worth of emotions tied up in one game.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, a runner on, the Yankees up by two, an...

BOSTON - It's not a common occurrence. It just feels that way.

Mariano Rivera was on the verge once again of snuffing out Boston's final chance and sealing a two-run victory Friday night, when the Red Sox found a way to duck the bullet. Jason Bay's monster two-run homer with two out in the ninth tied the score 4-4 and Boston went on to win 5-4 on Kevin Youkilis' homer in the 11th.

Rivera has 56 save opportunities against the Red Sox and has converted 79% of them. But...

BOSTON - Joba Chamberlain is still searching for his first win after a mediocre performance Friday night, a no-decision in a game the Red Sox came back to win, 5-4, in 11 innings.

Chamberlain was a spectator after getting the hook in the sixth inning with one out and runners on first and second. He had given up three straight hits to the bottom third of Boston's lineup - a double to Mike Lowell and back-to-back singles to Jason Varitek and Nick Green - and allowed the t...