- Aug 1, 2001
July 24, 2004.
Jason Varitek, Alex Rodriguez Brawl Ignites Yankees, Red Sox
For all the drama these teams have staged over the years, the Red Sox and Yankees managed to cram what seemed like a season's worth into one game Saturday.
The 34,501 fans who packed Fenway Park witnessed what may serve as a precursor to October, an emotionally charged game that definitely packed a punch. And to think it was close to being postponed because the field was drenched from overnight and morning rain.
Bill Mueller delivered the final blow with one out in the ninth. His two-run homer off Mariano Rivera capped a comeback that gave the Red Sox an 11-10 victory in a thriller that featured a brawl, which will undoubtedly be a backdrop if the teams meet for a second straight year in the ALCS.