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Red Sox Win in 10

Posted on | July 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Red Sox Win in 10

The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees in just about the most exciting way possible Saturday night, coming from behind with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning at Fenway Park on a right-field single by Alex Verdugo that drove in Rob Refsnyder and a rookie named Jeter Downs. To understand why this was such a big deal for Sox fans, you have to realize (a) Boston hates the Yankees with the heat of 10,000 suns and (b) the Yankees currently have the best record in baseball.

Even after Saturday’s loss, the Yankees are still 61-24 (.718) and 15 games ahead of second-place Boston (46-39, .541) in the American League’s Eastern Division. If you’re wondering why I care, it’s because since the New England Patriots drafted Mac Jones, I’ve become a Patriots fan, and the sportswriters on that beat are all Red Sox fans, so in following them, I end up getting a lot of Red Sox news this time of year. Meanwhile, over in the National League East, my Atlanta Braves are 51-35, 2.5 games behind the New York Mets. Hypothetically, if the Braves win the NL pennant and the Red Sox could somehow overcome the Yankees . . .

Well, I hear Boston is beautiful in October.



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