September 15, 2013

G151: Red Sox 9, Yankees 2

Yankees - 100 000 001 - 2  5  0
Red Sox - 300 112 20x - 9 11  1
Video (12:28) of the pre-game ceremony for Rivera here.
Ivan Nova / Clay Buchholz
Pedroia, 2B
Nava, RF
Ortiz, DH
Carp, LF
Napoli, 1B
Saltalamacchia, C
Drew, SS
Bogaerts, 3B
Bradley, CF
The Red Sox will honour Mariano Rivera in a pregame ceremony tonight.

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.

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