But, as they’ve done a few times before against the Red Sox this season, the bombers came roaring back. Three runs in the bottom of the frame, courtesy of a Jayson Nix two-run homer and a Derek Jeter RBI groundout, left them back at square one (well, square minus-2). Things proceeded as planned from there on, with neither pitching staff giving an inch.
Until the bottom of the eighth inning: Raul Ibanez hit for Chris Stewart, and lined a single into right field. A couple batters later, Mark Teixeira (still on a tear), blasted a shot to right field to tie the score. And, just like that, it seemed that the Yankees would be able to pull this one out.
And that lasted all of about 15 minutes, until Rafael Soriano, in to pitch the top of the ninth, walked Jacoby Ellsbury, and allowed a long triple to (can we say “Yankee-killer”?) Pedro Ciriaco. 7-6, but it seemed like more. Which it soon was: Dustin Pedroia brought Ciriaco home with a sacrifice fly, and that was it.… Click here to read the rest