What a long game that ended with Yankee fans not knowing any more about the team before or afterwards. The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings by a score of 6-5. With the win, the Yankees move to a full game lead in the AL East. However, the Rays are currently beating the Royals and the Yankees have another game tonight, so hold that thought…

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Why do I say that we don’t know more about the Yanks then we did almost five hours ago? Andy Pettitte was good, but not great in his 4+ innings he was on the hill. Kept to a strict pitch count of 88, Andy struck out eight, but gave up nine hits and three earned runs. My guess? He’ll be the #2 starter if the Yankees play the Twins. Against the Rangers? It’s up for debate, but it very well could be (gulp) A.J. Burnett since Phil Hughes worked out of the bullpen tonight. Phil pitched the ninth inning and was the pitcher of record as he earned his 18th win of the year.

The Yankee offense mashed the ball early, getting five runs in the first five innings. Then, the team went into a deep hibernation against the Red Sox bullpen until friend of the blog Jonathan Papelbon came in to pitch the tenth. Brett Gardner reached on a walk and was bunted over by Ramiro Pena. Then, Derek Jeter hit a tricky soft grounder to second which was misplayed by Bill Hall, allowing Gardy to score from second. That was all Mariano Rivera needed to notch his 33rd save of the year.

Both teams left a total of 12 runners on base. Thankfully, columnist Matt Vereb will be covering the late game, which will undoubtedly be starting later than the aforementioned start time of 9:05. Those of you who haven’t gotten enough baseball today will see Dice-K vs. AJ Burnett. Enjoy the game folks.