Ah, the joys of Red Sox fandom:
BOSTON — The Yankees were about to get away with it, about to escape Fenway Park with a victory despite leaving runners on base all night. There were two outs in the ninth inning and Mariano Rivera was holding a two-run lead. What could go wrong?
A lot, as it turned out, and not just because Jason Bay pulverized a Rivera fastball for a game-tying home run. And not just because the Red Sox won, 5-4, on an 11th-inning homer by Kevin Youkilis off Damaso Marte.
The night was a fiasco for the Yankees for those reasons and more.
Today’s game is on Fox at 4 p.m. and then Sunday Night baseball tomorrow night.