Yankees - 100 000 001 - 2 5 0 Red Sox - 300 112 20x - 9 11 1Video (12:28) of the pre-game ceremony for Rivera here.
Ivan Nova / Clay Buchholz
Mike Napoli has struck out 176 times this season. The Red Sox record is 177 (Mark Bellhorn, 2004).
Boston has the best base stealing percentage in MLB (86%; 114 SB/19 CS). Since August 9, the Red Sox are 30-for-30 in steals.
A win tonight would mathematically eliminate the Yankees (11.5 GB) from the AL East race.
John Harper, Daily News:
[T]he very sight of the Red Sox is enough to make [the Yankees] run for cover at the moment, as they have lost five out of six games to their famed rivals over the last nine days. Furthermore, the Yankees can't get through a day without another player getting hurt.