If the Yankees take two-of-three or better, it could be a head start to a strong second half. The Red Sox may feel good about the first half of their season, but reality is about to hit them in the face.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
Boston took two of three at Yankee Stadium for the second time this season and left town with a 2 1/2-game lead in the AL East over Baltimore. The Yankees fell into a third-place tie with Tampa Bay, three games back.
The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.
The regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.
The Red Sox don’t mesh together anymore, and when they face the better teams in baseball — such as the rival Yankees — they simply don’t have enough to compete.
Neil Keefe shares his thoughts in a live chat as the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is renewed for the first time in 2012.
Neil Keefe trades emails with Mike Hurley of CBS Boston to find out just how bad things are in Boston with the Yankees arriving for a weekend series.
Clay Buchholz won his third straight start, Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-4 on Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox plan to start Tim Wakefield instead of an ailing Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the New York Yankees.
Sweeny Murti joins Neil Keefe to talk Yankees baseball, as the team prepares for the final stretch of the regular season and the postseason.