Tonight, Sunday, Sept. 25, the Boston Red Sox will take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. This game is expected to be a good one, seeing as the two rivals are in the two top standings for the Eastern American League.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Yankees (96-61) crushed the Red Sox (88-69) 9-1, mostly due to the Yankee’s 21-year-old Jesus Montero. Montero homered and drove an outstanding four runs in a three-hit performance.
“I’m really happy to win against them and do a good job to help the team win,” Montero said. “I put really good swings today on the ball and had fun today.”
The Yankees currently lead the American League standings.
Jon Lester of the Red Sox had a difficult time pitching in one the worst and shortest outings of his career. Lester got shelled for eight hits and eight runs over just 2 2/3 innings, only getting to throw 55 pitches on Saturday.
“They just spread it out in a hurry,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “The good part of it, he didn’t throw a ton of pitches, so if we need him, that will help.”
With only five more baseball games left, the Red Sox lead the Tampa Bay Rays by 1 1/2 games, and the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 in the American League Wild Card standings.
Tonight’s game will take place live on television at 1:05 p.m. ET on the following channels: NESN, TBS, and YES. The following radio channels will also cover the game for BOS: WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM, WWZN 1510. For NYY: WCBS 880, WADO 1280.
A live online stream of tonight’s game will most likely be available on one or more of the following websites at 1:05 p.m. ET: Seeon.tv, USTREAM.tv, Justin.tv.