The top Yankees victories of the 2010s
By Ryan Touhey
8. vs. Boston Red Sox (April 21, 2012 @ Fenway Park)– The Centennial Celebration was on full display for Fenway Park over the weekend in Beantown and the Yanks were more than happy to ruin the festivities. On a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon, the Fenway faithful were enjoying the sight of the Red Sox spanking Yankees’ starter Freddy Garcia, to take a cozy and seemingly insurmountable 9-0 lead after five innings.
In the top of the sixth, the Yankees finally got on the board when Mark Teixeira hit a home run over the Green Monster, thus spoiling the hope for a shutout for Red Sox Nation. However, that home run was a wake-up call for the Yankee offense. The Bombers flexed their muscles on their hated rivals’ soil and proceeded to score 14 unanswered runs through the next three innings. Teixeira, again, and Nick Swisher both went yard as a horrified audience of 37,839 watched their Red Sox fall apart. New York wound up taking the game 15-9 to silence the occasion once and for all.
Analysis: Ah, nothing like ripping Boston’s heart out. The only way for something like this to be sweeter is if it took place in the postseason. But hey, at least Boston couldn’t celebrate 100 years of baseball at Fenway with a smile.