Massachusetts's Boston On Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, the Red Sox went hitless for seven innings. When they retaliated, they crushed the Yankees with a furious five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning en route to a dramatic 5-4 triumph, giving them three out of four in the latest rivalry series. After losing their first two games to New York this year, the Red Sox evened up the series by winning three in a row. As a result, they regained control of the North American League Championship Series against the Angels.
The Yankees will now have to win one more game to advance to the World Series. Meanwhile, the Red Sox will try to close out the Angels in five contests. The winner of this series will face the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
Here are the results of the Red Sox-Yankees game: Boston 5, New York 4. Box score.
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On October 21, 2004, the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 10-3 to win the American League Championship Series and go to their first World Series since 1986. In Game 1, the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead into the ninth before Derek Jeter hit a home run off Mike Lowell to tie the game. In the tenth, Pedro Martinez pitched a perfect inning while fielding three balls hit by Jeter.
The Red Sox went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in 12 innings to advance to the World Series for the second time in four years. This was also the first World Series played entirely on foreign soil; it was held at its original site in Japan (now known as Tokyo Dome).
The Yankees faced the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the series. The Yankees took an early 1-0 lead before the Astros tied the game up in the fourth. In the fifth, Paulino José Almeida threw a pitch that struck Mariano Rivera down on his back; he was forced out of the game to get checked out by the team trainer. The Yankees then went on to score two more runs to take a 3-1 lead. In the eighth, Mo Vaughn hit a home run off Brad Lidge to make it 3-2 Yankees.
The Yankees faced the division foe Boston Red Sox in the last series of July. The series, however, proved to be less equal than predicted, with the Yankees winning all three games in a sweep. The Yankees scored 5 runs in game one, thanks to three home runs from Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela, and Brett Gardner. In game two, they blew out the Red Sox by a score of 16-4. Masahiro Tanaka threw seven shutout innings before giving way to James Paxton who picked up where he left off from earlier in the season when he was named the starter for Japan's World Cup team.
In game three, CC Sabathia returned from injury but was no match for the Red Sox lineup that had been quiet all season long. He was hit hard in the first inning and after four pitches, he was replaced by Tanaka. From there on out, it was all Boston: 3 runs in the second, another three in the third, and then the bullpen failed to hold any leads. Game three ended in a 6-3 loss for the Yankees.
This series concluded the story of yet another postseason appearance for the Yankees. They have now gone 9-11 against the Red Sox over the years.
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 10-3 on October 21, 2004, to win the American League Championship Series and progress to their first World Series since 1986. The Red Sox became the only team in history to win a best-of-seven series despite falling down in the opening three games.
In addition to winning the AL Championship Series over the Angels, 4-1, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in the seven-game World Series. This is the most recent championship for the Red Sox; they won titles in 1919, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, and 1934.
The Red Sox were declared the winners of the Series after the Yankees lost both of their games at Fenway Park. This ended what was then the longest postseason drought in American sports history - the Red Sox had not won a title since 1924 - and also ended New York's streak of being the last team standing from the 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1935 World Series competitions.
During this time period the Red Sox played in Fenway Park, which was built in 1912. The park was destroyed by fire on April 18, 2003, but it was rebuilt in time for Opening Day 2004. The Red Sox finished with a record of 108-54 during that season; they were coming off a world championship season two years earlier.