BOSTON (AP) - The New York Yankees got an early start on their trip to Texas, and the Boston Red Sox received a reprieve from a five-game losing streak that had manager Bobby Valentine hoping his team had hit rock bottom.
A day after the Yankees overcame a nine-run deficit with back-to-back seven-run innings to beat Boston 15-9, the finale of their three-game series was postponed by rain. The Red Sox called the game about five hours before the scheduled 8:05 p.m. first pitch - no doubt because of rain that was falling all day and expected to continue through the night.
But it didn't hurt that the Red Sox could use the day off.
The Red Sox open a seven-game road trip to Minnesota and Chicago Monday, and there was no immediate announcement about their pitching rotation.
Daniel Bard had been scheduled to face CC Sabathia on Sunday night, but Valentine said after the bullpen collapse that converting Bard back into a reliever could be the answer for the 'pen.