In a game in which the loudest voices complaining about how long it was were the ones getting paid to watch it, the Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees on a Josh Reddick single in the 10th inning. The 3-2 win boosted the Red Sox back into sole possession of first place in the AL East.
There are a lot of links and so little time this morning, so here are the top 10:
- Five Things We Learned on a night of a rare Red Sox rally – Alex Speier says that the two clubs played a game worthy of their stature in the game.
- Red Sox-Yankees: Can’t get enough – Gordon Edes says that the stars seem to be aligning for an October rematch.
- For Reddick, father’s struggle became an inspiration – You’ve probably heard the story about Josh Reddick’s dad, but if you haven’t Christopher Smith has a nice look at the father-son relationship.
- Josh Reddick: The kid’s all right – Steve Buckley has the young outfielder coming up big in the field and at the plate last night.
- Billionaire Slim cashes in on invite – Dan Shaughnessy has the richest man in the world taking in the game last night.
- Lowrie coming along for the ride – Peter Abraham’s notebook has Jed Lowrie expected to the be activated today.
- State Loses An Essential Sports Voice With Death Of Dave Solomon – Jeff Jacobs remembers the New Haven Register columnist, who died in a car accident Saturday night, and had his final column published Sunday morning.
- Attention campers – Karen Guregian has some observations and impressions from the first two weeks of Patriots training camp.
- Patriots hoping to throw a coming-out party for Price – Glen Farley has the second-year receiver looking to make a splash this season.
- Ex-Jets DE Ellis comes to Foxboro – Guregian’s notebook has the Patriots scooping up former Jet Shaun Ellis.
Minor nitpick on Ellis – you’re going to hear over and over again how Ellis “was selected with the pick the Jets got from the Patriots in exchange for Bill Belichick.”
That’s not exactly true. The Jets received the Patriots first round pick in 2000, which was the 16th pick overall. The Jets then took that #16 overall pick and packaged it with a second round pick in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for the #12 pick overall. The Jets then used the #12 pick to draft Ellis.