Yankees Shock the Sox with a Walk-off Winner in the 9th
NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez hit a tying homer off Jonathan
Papelbon in the ninth inning and Marcus Thames connected moments
later for a two-run shot of his own, giving the New York Yankees a
wild 11-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
With one out and a runner on third, Rodriguez hit the first
pitch into the visitors' bullpen in left-center to tie it at 9.
Papelbon (1-3) got Robinson Cano to fly out but hit Francisco
Cervelli with a pitch before Thames drove his next delivery over
the wall in left.
Thames was mobbed at home plate after New York's first
game-ending hit of the season. He also got the customary cream pie
in the face from pitcher A.J. Burnett, part of the routine when New
York had 15 game-ending hits last year.