The Boston Red Sox headed into the bottom of the ninth up 6 to 3, but no Sox fans were at ease. For one, they were at Yankee Stadium, a field where the homerun fence is about the same as on a little league field, and two, Jonathan Papelbon took the mound to close things out. Papelbon has blown a lot of saves this year and had every Red Sox fearful when watching their TV screen.
But he got it done, the Sox held on and got the big first win in this four game series. If Boston can win the next three, they can definitely make it to the playoffs.
The game was not as good as you can usually expect in a series between the two teams, but it certainly was not the worst way to spend a Friday night.moreless