Extra innings, extra effort

The reeling Red Sox trail the Yankees by 8½ games after being swept in New York

Originally Published: July 1, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Big Series: Boston Red Sox (42-35) at New York Yankees (50-26).

The Big Finish: New York scored twice in the bottom of the 13th to win 5-4. Alex Rodriguez tagged third and threw home for a double play in the 11th, and Derek Jeter sprawled into the stands for a catch in the 12th to keep the Yankees in the game as they finished a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.


The Big Deficit: The Red Sox are now 8½ games behind the Yankees in the AL East; the Yankees ...

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