Yankees Vs. Red Sox, Game 3: Rainy Weather Postpones Series Finale

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Yankees Vs. Red Sox, Game 3: Rain Postpones Sunday's Series Finale

The New York Yankees will not get their shot of earning a three-game series sweep of their rival the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. That's because the prime time match-up, which was suppose to feature ace CC Sabathia against Boston's Daniel Bard, has been postponed to to rainy weather conditions at Fenway Park. There has been no announcement about when the game will be reschedule.

The postponement came around 3 p.m. ET, as rain began to fall on the 100-year-old park and isn't expected to stop until sometime Monday. The cancellation came in the middle of a possible three-game sweep of the Red Sox, who blew a nine-run lead to the Yankees on Saturday.

The Yankees will travel to Arlington, TX to play the Texas Rangers in a three-game series. According to MLB.com writer James Walker, Sabathia is expected to take the mound and will oppose youngster Derek Holland.

See Pinstripe Alley for complete discussion and analysis of the Yankees.

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Yankees Vs. Red Sox, Game 3 Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Pitching Matchups

Spoiling a 100th birthday party (check). A massive come-from-behind victory (check). A three-game series sweep at Fenway Park? That will be determined Sunday night, when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox finish off three-game series at 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The series finale between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox might feature ace CC Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA) against Daniel Bard (0-2, 4.63 ERA). Of course, that's if the game happens as the weather forecast is calling for a 100-percent chance of rain.


Related: Boston Fans Want Bobby Valentine Fired

On Saturday, New York (9-6) rallied for a nine-run deficit to down Boston (4-10), 15-9, in another historic Yankee-Red Sox game. The memorable contest came a day after New York ruined the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

If Game 3 isn't postponed because of rain, Boston will try to snap a five-game winning streak, while New York will be looking for its fourth straight victory.

Here's the game's basic viewing information:

Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Ma.

Game Time: 8:05 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Radio: 880 CBS

Pitching Match-Up: CC Sabathia (NYY) vs. Daniel Bard (BOS)

See Pinstripe Alley for complete discussion and analysis of the Yankees.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Yankees 15, Red Sox 9

Here is what basically amounts to a photo essay of Saturday's 15-9 victory by the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees came back from a 9-0 deficit to humble Boston.

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Adrian Gonzalez hits an RBI double as the Red Sox build a 9-0 lead. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Yankee starter Freddy Garcia lasted less than two innings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Nick Swisher started the Yankee comeback with a seventh-inning grand slam. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Boston manager Bobby Valentine kept changing pitchers, and things kept getting worse for Boston. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Yankees were the team celebrating in the late innings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Yankees Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Yankees Mount Massive Comeback, Clobber Red Sox

Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park was a reminder that no lead is safe against a New York Yankees lineup as powerful as it is rich.

The Boston Red Sox stormed out to a 9-0 lead on Saturday after chasing Yankees starter Freddy Garcia in the second inning, but a Mark Teixeira solo home run in the top of the sixth inning started what would prove to be a memorable offensive run by New York.

Nick Swisher's grand slam in the seventh cut the gap to -5, and Teixeira swatted his second home run of the afternoon shortly thereafter, a three-run shot that made the score 9-8.

Swisher would give New York's its first lead of the day with a two-run double in eighth inning, and the Yankees would go on to pile up 15 runs in total on the afternoon.

The 12 RBIs from Swisher and Teixeira would prove to be more than enough for New York, although Garcia's continued struggles in the start of the season remain a cause for concern.

These two teams will square off on Sunday night for the final game in their three-game set, and the Yankees have a chance to put five and a half games between themselves and Boston in the standings with a win.

-- See Pinstripe Alley for complete discussion and analysis of the Yankees.


Final - 4.21.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 7 0 15 16 0
Boston Red Sox 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 17 1
WP: Rafael Soriano (2 - 0)
LP: Alfredo Aceves (0 - 1)

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