Series Recap: Yankees Stumble North of the Border

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The Yankees were off on Labor Day, as the MLB schedule was limited on a day that should’ve seen a full slate of games, as Labor Day is the closing of summer, and is a truly American holiday, as is the game of baseball. But, leave it to MLB to make sure there wasn’t much else to do but barbecue and enjoy friends and family.

For the Bombers, they now return home to take on the bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox. The three-game set is the first of two series the Yankees will have with the Red Sox in September. For Boston, it will be their final visit to the Bronx in 2014, and as it stands now, Derek Jeter’s career will end four weeks from now in Boston at Fenway Park, as the Yankees close out their season without another playoff berth.

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Game One of the series kicks off between rookie hurler Shane Greene (4-1, 3.09 ERA) against former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher turned Red Sox rotation member, Joe Kelly (0-1, 3.86 ERA). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Yankees can ill-afford to lose many more, and are almost to the point where they’ll need to win 2 out of every 3 games in their three-games sets, and split their four-game tilts to have any shot of October baseball.