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Wild 9-8 Win by Red Sox over Yankees Shows Why Rivalry Is Greatest in MLB

class="ui-droppable">They had them right where they wanted them.

Well, sort of.

The New York Yankees suffered a heartbreaking 9-8 loss at the hands of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, dealing a blow to their playoff hopes. 

The Yankees looked like a beaten team as the Red Sox built a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

However, after a 34-minute bottom half of the inning, the Yankees found themselves with an improbable 8-7 lead after plating six runs against three different pitchers. 

Putting the ball into the hands of legendary closer Mariano Rivera in the top of the ninth, the Yankees seemed destined to walk away with the win. However, a single by Mike Napoli, stolen base by pinch-runner ...

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