Despite the blown safe by Mariano Rivera the Yankees come away with a close win, and they had a little help from the Red Sox when Ichiro Suzuki scored on a Brandon Workman wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning.
With the loss today the Boston Red Sox had there five game winning streaks snapped but it may have been because they were tired of beaten down this Yankee team the last three games. The first three games of this series were all Red Sox where they recorded 54 runs and blasted 17 home runs on 64 total hits.
The Yankees look to be no match for the league leading Red Sox, and much is being made of the great Rivera blowing yet another save. Major league Baseball’s career saves leader got through his first inning without incident, but Will Middlebrooks led off the ninth and popped up a high fly to right field. Suzuki initially broke in on the ball, then scurried back as the wind caught hold of it and dropped it a few rows deep beyond the famous short porch at Yankee Stadium.
When the season is going the way it has all year for the Yanks with all of the injuries and the surprise of the blown saves by Rivera and adding to that his announced retirement after this season, it is still exciting to see these two hated rivals get together and give us some entertainment.