For the second straight night, Jonathan Van Every was called upon to provide the Red Sox with late-inning heroics.

There are these kind of moments in every season. Those "remember when ..." kind of moments.


A couple of seasons ago it might have been Willie Harris throwing out Tampa Bay's Joey Gathright at home to end the game. Or Devern Hansack's five-inning no-hitter on the final game of the regular season.


It was fun while it lasted for the Red Sox.

The 11-game run came to a sudden and unexpected halt on Tuesday. Once the Sox put the wood to the Indians to jump out to a 5-1 lead in the second and a 7-3 lead entering the bottom of the third, a 12th straight ‘W’ seemed inevitable.

There was something different about the Red Sox Monday night.
They wore red undershirts.

Two things about Tim Wakefield (the first one you probably won’t care much about, the second you might).



Ultimately, it was a series of three games that embodied why meetings between the Red Sox and Yankees have long been considered must-see events. The weekend was rich with moments that had never been seen before and may never be seen again by most who bore witness to them.

Where do you start?

For the Yankees – or any other team investing big money in a free-agent pitcher – the fear is that they get what A.J. Burnett produced on Saturday.

Mark Teixeira struck out with the go-ahead run on third base in the 10th inning Friday night.

The Red Sox’ 5-4 win over the Yankees was a rare triumph indeed - in fact, it was one-of-a-kind.