Red Sox complete sweep of Yankees, 4 - 3, in game 60 of season
Spurred by a 10-pitch Dustin Pedroia at-bat that resulted in a walk, the Red Sox rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to remain unbeaten in eight games against the Yankees this season.
David Ortiz's early homer was his third in five games, and Jonathan Papelbon notched his 16th save.
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Red Sox - 010 000 03x - 4 8 0
You never truly know with any given pitching match-up what kind of game you'll see.
Penny (6-6-0-1-5, 117) allowed five of his eight baserunners to reach second, but he threw six shutout innings. Manny Delcarmen allowed three runs in the seventh -- the first runs he had allowed to the Yankees in 16+ innings dating back to September 2006 -- but Takashi Saito got MDC out of further trouble and cruised through the eighth.
After my two-ball day the day before, and considering the rainy weather, I decided to get to Fenway around 6:15, met up with my friends (and Kim, who was already in Boston), and went right to the seats in the center field bleachers. Above, the view. Click each to enlarge as always.
Tip of Pru barely visible to our left. Seats visible at bottom left are those two my mom and I sat in for that incredible win over the Yanks earlier in the season. I was two rows in front of those, in an 8-seat row, against the back wall.