Red Sox hex? What Red Sox hex?
The Yankees won their eighth-straight game on Friday, moving into sole possession of first place in the AL East with a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Bartolo Colon started the game, but it was the Yankees bullpen that deserves the biggest credit, throwing 4 1/3 scoreless innings. No one stepped up as big as beleaguered left-hander Boone Logan, who proved he just might have the gonads to get it done in a big October spot. His bases-loaded strikeout of Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth kept the Yankees in the game and set the stage for New York's decisive three-run sixth.
This was New York's first win over its rival since April 9.