Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 6-3

NEW YORK — As darkness fell in the Bronx, there appeared to be resolution among the players in the dark blue jerseys last night.

They knew they had to come back from each blow dealt by the Yankees, had to respond to each run scored by the home team, had to begin this 10-game trip with something positive, especially with yet another player going on the disabled list, their 16th of the season.

It didn’t take long for that to happen, for David Ortiz to go deep, for Ryan Ka...

NEW YORK — Clay Buchholz pitched 7 1/3 masterful innings, the Red Sox got a homer from a Jersey Boy, and Boston beat the Yankees, 6-3, last night.

So there.

One hundred and 10 games gone and we still don’t know.

Are the Sox in or out? Contenders or pretenders? Solid Gold Dancers or fool’s gold? Are they they playoff bound or will they be swallowed by a sinkhole on I-93?

When the Sox arrived for a four-game weekend set, the New York tabloids were predictably pep...

NEW YORK — Ryan Kalish grew up in central New Jersey, smack in the heart of Yankees country. Despite the urgings of his parents, who were born in the Boston area and rooted for the Red Sox, young Ryan couldn’t help but be influenced by outside forces.

He attended dozens of games at the old Yankee Stadium, watching the powerhouse teams of the Joe Torre era pile up victories.

“I was more of a front-runner than anything else,’’ he said. “I liked whoever won and the Yank...

NEW YORK — If the Yankees set out to bury the Red Sox this weekend, they’ll need a new grave-digger.

It sure isn’t Javier Vazquez, who surrendered six hits, six runs (three earned) in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox last night in the Bronx. OK, so the Yankees needed to sweep to maintain their standing in the AL East, but winning three of four against the Red Sox will certainly improve their standing — they’re still a half-game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Yankees manager J...