Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 4-3

One at-bat, one that ends with the batter cheering to himself as he leaves the batter's box, can change an inning.

It can change a game. It can, apparently, keep perfection going. Because as perfection unfolds, whether it be in a single game or in a series against a single foe, some breaks must go the way of the winning team. Some games must be stolen, as the Red Sox proved last night, with Dustin Pedroia's 10-pitch, eighth-inning walk.

"Unbelievable," David Ortiz said....

BOSTON - If the Yankees and Red Sox are headed for a date with destiny in the ALCS as many believe, then Boston should start making World Series plans.

The Bombers took another shot to the gut Thursday night, dropping a 4-3 decision for their eighth defeat in eight games against their rivals.

This one was particularly brutal, as Boston battled back for three runs in the eighth after the Yankees had taken a lead just an inning earlier, giving the Red Sox a victory to ...

BOSTON - It will be his 13th start of the season, but as chance would have it, his first against his team's fiercest rival.

CC Sabathia, welcome officially to Yankees-Red Sox tonight, and all that it entails.

"The atmosphere is great. There's a lot of intensity. This is what you play the game for, to be in this type atmosphere and to be in this situation all the time. So I'm looking forward to it," said Sabathia, whose start at Fenway Park will mark his first regular...

BOSTON - The 0-fer against the Red Sox becomes more embarrassing by the day for the Yankees, all the more so after an eighth-inning meltdown Thursday night that ruined a strong outing by CC Sabathia and officially put this rivalry on psych-out alert.

How else to explain it at this point? If the Yankees couldn't finish off the Red Sox Thursday night after Alex Rodriguez - yes, A-Rod - came up clutch, suddenly Fenway Park must feel like the old Yankee Stadium once did to ...