The Yankees and the Red Sox are known across all sports about their rivalry. It began in the offseason of 1919 and 1920 when the Red Sox traded the rights to arguably the best player of all time for $125,000 ($1,585,401.55 now) to the Yankees. The Yankees proceeded to win the World Series many times over the course of Ruth’s career. The Yankees continued to be good while the Red Sox did not win the World Series again until 2004. Now, though, both teams are competing. The Yankees have sudden star Aaron Judge, while the Red Sox have the best starter (Chris Sale) and closer (Craig Kimbrel) in the AL. I enjoyed myself in the series that just occurred (I’m a Red Sox fan), watching some nice games between the teams. In the first game of the series the Yankees, down 3-0 going into the eighth inning, scored five runs. Then, in the top of the ninth, the Sox’s rally fell short, as Mitch Moreland flew out with a runner on second. In Game 2 of the series, Andrew Benintendi had six RBIs as the Red Sox won 10-5. But last night was the best game of the series. In the eighth, tied 1-1, the Yankees scored on a sacrifice fly. Then Rafael Devers hit a home run with one out in the top of the ninth to tie it up at two. And, in the top of the tenth, Benintendi singled, scoring Jackie Bradley Jr. The Yankees were held scoreless in the bottom of the inning. The Red Sox are now 5 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees, but the Yankees could easily come back. I can’t wait to see the battle as the season comes to a close.

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