Monday, May 7, 2018

'Clash Of The Titans' Will Decide Whether Red Sox Or Evil Ones Rule Division

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could not have written a better script. The teams with the two best records in baseball will square-off this week for three games—with one game separating them at the top of the AL East. As if that weren't enough, the two teams hate each other again (thankfully). After a period of relative dormancy in the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry, Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin have done their part to bring it back to life. The Red Sox got off to an historic 17-2 start, then faded a bit, only to surge again as they approach the meeting at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street. The Pinstriped Posers have been incapable of losing lately—making multiple late inning comebacks (as they did just yesterday). Boston took two-of-three from The Evil Ones earlier this year at Fenway (including a 14-1 rout of Tuesday's pitcher, Luis Severino). But, of course, none of this prologue matters when past meets present in the best hardball grudge-match ever. Bring it on.